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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Mar. 26, 2012
  • pp: 7488–7495

Si/Ge uni-traveling carrier photodetector

Molly Piels and John E. Bowers  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 7488-7495 (2012)

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We have fabricated and characterized a germanium on silicon uni-traveling carrier photodetector for analog and coherent communications applications. The device has a bandwidth of 20GHz, a large-signal 1dB saturation photocurrent of 20mA at −3V, and a low thermal impedance of 520K/W.

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OCIS Codes
(040.5160) Detectors : Photodetectors
(040.6040) Detectors : Silicon
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

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Original Manuscript: December 20, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2012
Published: March 19, 2012

Molly Piels and John E. Bowers, "Si/Ge uni-traveling carrier photodetector," Opt. Express 20, 7488-7495 (2012)

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