We report laterally waveguide-coupled octagonal microresonators with designed round resonator corners in silicon nitride. We demonstrate nearly single-mode add-drop filter characteristics, when 50-µm-size round-cornered octagonal microresonators are used, with an optimum coupling efficiency exceeding 96%, a finesse of ∼30, and a Q of ∼6400. Our experiments also reveal two unforeseen phenomena in certain microresonator shapes: a pronounced drop in coupling efficiency and resonance notches in the drop spectrum. These device characteristics hint at the recently postulated multiple orbit interference in waveguide-coupled polygonal microresonators.
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Chao Li and Andrew W. Poon, "Experimental demonstration of waveguide-coupled round-cornered octagonal microresonators in silicon nitride," Opt. Lett. 30, 546-548 (2005)