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Frontiers in Optics
Orlando, Florida United States
October 6-10, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-55752-987-9
Silicon Photonics I (FM3E)

Metal-Semiconductor-Metal Monolithic Silicon-Waveguide Photodiode Design and Analysis

Brian Souhan, Richard R. Grote, Jeffrey B. Driscoll, Xiang Meng, and Richard M. Osgood  »View Author Affiliations


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We present a monolithic Si-nanowire-waveguide based Metal-Semiconductor-Metal photodetector design and compare to similar p-i-n structures. Key characteristics are simplicity of design, dark current of 1nA at 15V, and calculated frequency response of ≈14 GHz.

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OCIS Codes
(040.5160) Detectors : Photodetectors
(040.6040) Detectors : Silicon
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits

B. Souhan, R. R. Grote, J. B. Driscoll, X. Meng, and R. M. Osgood, "Metal-Semiconductor-Metal Monolithic Silicon-Waveguide Photodiode Design and Analysis," in Frontiers in Optics 2013, I. Kang, D. Reitze, N. Alic, and D. Hagan, eds., OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper FM3E.3.

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