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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 21 — Oct. 17, 2007
  • pp: 13539–13546

A hybrid AlGaInAs-silicon evanescent preamplifier and photodetector

Hyundai Park, Ying-hao Kuo, Alexander W. Fang, Richard Jones, Oded Cohen, Mario J. Paniccia, and John E. Bowers  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 21, pp. 13539-13546 (2007)

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We report the integration of a hybrid silicon evanescent waveguide photodetector with a hybrid silicon evanescent optical amplifier. The device operates at 1550 nm with a responsivity of 5.7 A/W and a receiver sensitivity of -17.5 dBm at 2.5 Gb/s. The transition between the passive silicon waveguide and the hybrid waveguide of the amplifier is tapered to increase coupling efficiency and to minimize reflections.

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(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

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Original Manuscript: September 11, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 28, 2007
Published: October 1, 2007

Hyundai Park, Ying-hao Kuo, Alexander W. Fang, Richard Jones, Oded Cohen, Mario J. Paniccia, and John E. Bowers, "A hybrid AlGaInAs-silicon evanescent preamplifier and photodetector," Opt. Express 15, 13539-13546 (2007)

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