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Very narrow linewidth tunable distributed Bragg reflector photodetector
Author(s): Jiten Sarathy; K. Alex Anselm; Ben G. Streetman; Joe C. Campbell
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a photodetector with a very narrow spectral linewidth (less than 2 angstroms) and a 35 angstroms tuning range is demonstrated. The absorption medium is made up of 3 pairs of InGaAs/GaAs Quantum Wells and the operating wavelength of the photodetector is approximately 960 nm. The photodetector features a horizontal resonant cavity in which feedback is achieved using Distributed Feedback Reflectors (DFB). The DFB gratings have a periodicity of 2850 angstroms and provide feedback through the second order of diffraction. The grating periodicity was chosen to facilitate the coupling of normally incident light into the 0.25 micrometers -thick GaAs waveguide of the cavity through the first order of diffraction. The optical and electrical paths in this photodetector are completely orthogonal. Consequently, this normal incidence horizontal resonant cavity photodetector is completely integrable into Wavelength Division Demultiplexing and other Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits with a potential for high speed operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2690, Wavelength Division Multiplexing Components, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238915
Show Author Affiliations
Jiten Sarathy, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
K. Alex Anselm, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Ben G. Streetman, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Joe C. Campbell, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2690:
Wavelength Division Multiplexing Components
Louis S. Lome, Editor(s)

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