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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Mar. 25, 2013
  • pp: 6943–6954

Design of broadband and high-output power uni-traveling-carrier photodiodes

Rong Zhang, Bouchaib Hraimel, Xue Li, Peng Zhang, and Xiupu Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 6943-6954 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.006943


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Abstract

In this paper, physically-based simulations are carried out to investigate and design broadband and high-output power uni-traveling carrier (UTC) photodiodes. The physical model is first verified by comparison to experimentally measured results. The graded-bandgap structure, which can induce potential gradient, is considered to be used in the absorption layers. It is shown that the electric field in the absorption layer is increased by the gradient, thus the performance of bandwidth and saturation current is improved by 36.6% and 40% respectively for our considered photodiode. Moreover, a modified graded-bandgap structure is proposed to further increase the electric field, and an additional 9.5% improvement in bandwidth is achieved. The final proposed UTC-PD structures will result in 399-GHz bandwidth and 49-mA DC saturation current.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(230.5170) Optical devices : Photodiodes
(250.0040) Optoelectronics : Detectors

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 28, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 5, 2013
Published: March 13, 2013

Citation
Rong Zhang, Bouchaib Hraimel, Xue Li, Peng Zhang, and Xiupu Zhang, "Design of broadband and high-output power uni-traveling-carrier photodiodes," Opt. Express 21, 6943-6954 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-6-6943


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