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Switching characteristic of wideband MSM and PIN photodetectors for photonic phased-array antennas
Author(s): Bing Li; Suning Tang; Nianhua Jiang; Zan Shi; Ray T. Chen
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Paper Abstract

The switching characteristic of wide-band MSM and PIN photodetectors has been studied in theory and experiments. MSM detector has threshold bias voltage to activate its response and so has a better performance than PIN photodetectors when working as a photo-electronic switch. However, our study tells that through a suitable designed bias circuit, the PIN photodetector also can provide a switching operation with considerable performance. Especially for RF photonic signal, the extinction ratio can reach around 30dB. At different bias condition, the gain of PIN can be continually tuned and it has very important application in photonic phased-array antenna system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3952, Optoelectronic Interconnects VII; Photonics Packaging and Integration II, (27 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384390
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Bing Li, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Suning Tang, Radiant Research, Inc. (United States)
Nianhua Jiang, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Zan Shi, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Ray T. Chen, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3952:
Optoelectronic Interconnects VII; Photonics Packaging and Integration II
Michael R. Feldman; Richard Liqiang Li; Michael R. Feldman; Richard Liqiang Li; W. Brian Matkin; Suning Tang, Editor(s)

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