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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 10 — May. 14, 2007
  • pp: 6044–6052

A hybrid AlGaInAs-silicon evanescent waveguide photodetector

Hyundai Park, Alexander W. Fang, Richard Jones, Oded Cohen, Omri Raday, Matthew N. Sysak, Mario J. Paniccia, and John E. Bowers  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 10, pp. 6044-6052 (2007)

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We report a waveguide photodetector utilizing a hybrid waveguide structure consisting of AlGaInAs quantum wells bonded to a silicon waveguide. The light in the hybrid waveguide is absorbed by the AlGaInAs quantum wells under reverse bias. The photodetector has a fiber coupled responsivity of 0.31 A/W with an internal quantum efficiency of 90 % over the 1.5 μm wavelength range. This photodetector structure can be integrated with silicon evanescent lasers for power monitors or integrated with silicon evanescent amplifiers for preamplified receivers.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.5160) Detectors : Photodetectors
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

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Original Manuscript: January 24, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 6, 2007
Published: May 2, 2007

Hyundai Park, Alexander W. Fang, Richard Jones, Oded Cohen, Omri Raday, Matthew N. Sysak, Mario J. Paniccia, and John E. Bowers, "A hybrid AlGaInAs-silicon evanescent waveguide photodetector," Opt. Express 15, 6044-6052 (2007)

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