A 1 × 2 plasmonic demultiplexer with a rectangular metal-insulator-metal (MIM) waveguide comprising one input port and two output ports has been proposed. The proposed demultiplexer is based on the principle of interference of surface plasmon polariton waves. By placing the output port at the designed position along the rectangular MIM waveguide, the desired wavelength can be extracted from the mixture of the wavelengths. Results were simulated using finite element method (FEM) technique and plot of field and its intensity were obtained for both the wavelengths. The results agree with the proposed theory. Power transmission of more than 80% at the desired port with a suppression of more than 90% at the undesired port is obtained for both the wavelengths. A low crosstalk of less than -11.06 dB with a low insertion loss of less than 14.32 dB are measured. It is shown that the wavelength selectivity of the plasmonic demultiplexer is further dependent on the width of the MIM waveguide as well as the materials chosen. The design can be further extended to a 1×N demultiplexer by appropriate selection of position of the output ports.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering