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Coupled-cavity distributed-resonance photodetectors
Author(s): I. Rendina; Frederic Coppinger; Bahram Jalali; Cedric F. Lam; Eli Yablonovitch
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Paper Abstract

A new type of resonant enhanced photodetectors based on the 1D photonic bandgap is proposed. It can potentially overcome problems encountered in resonant-cavity-enhanced photodetectors. Resonating structures with very high quality factors and large free spectral ranges can be obtained by varying the optical parameters of the gratin overlay without the presence of rigid design constraints. The use of coupled-cavities with distributed resonances is discussed. In particular, we demonstrate that the exploitation of cascaded structures allows resonant-enhanced parallel detection of wavelength division multiplexed optical signals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 January 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3278, Integrated Optic Devices II, (12 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.298213
Show Author Affiliations
I. Rendina, Institute of Research on Electromagnetism and Electronic Devices/CNR (United States)
Frederic Coppinger, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Bahram Jalali, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Cedric F. Lam, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Eli Yablonovitch, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3278:
Integrated Optic Devices II
Giancarlo C. Righini; S. Iraj Najafi; Bahram Jalali, Editor(s)

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