An eight‐channel single‐mode wavelength division demultiplexer operating at 740, 750, 760, 770, 780, 790, 800, and 810 nm with diffraction angle varying from 16° to 44° and using a graded index (GRIN) polymer waveguide is reported for the first time. Diffraction efficiency up to 55% was measured. The wavelength spreading of the Ti:Al2O3 laser (∼4 nm, 3 dB bandwidth) causes an average crosstalk figure of −15.8 dB. The beamwidth of the diffracted signal as a function of the input beamwidth, the grating interaction length, and the diffraction angle are considered. Occurrence of the maximum value is further discussed. A waveguide lens is needed to efficiently couple the diffracted light into an output fiber whenever the diffracted beam size is beyond the core diameter of the fiber involved.