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Monolithic integration of 1x2 digital photonic switching with photodetectors
Author(s): Baojun Li
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Paper Abstract

A digital photonic switching through the use of monolithically grown thin-film photodetectors based on SiGe materials is proposed for optical communication at the wavelengths of 1.3- and 1.55- mm. Experimental analysis has been investigated and shows that the heterostructure can be monolithically integrated with other devices made from similar materials. The device performances are measured. The crosstalks of the digital photonic switching at a forward modulation bias of 1.2 V are -25 and -18 dB at 1.3- and 1.55- mm, respectively. The insertion losses are 2.01 and 2.64 dB for 1.3- and 1.55- mm, respectively. At -5 V reverse bias, the dark currents of the detectors at the 1.3- and 1.55- mm output branches are 45 and 64 nA, respectively. The photocurrent responsivities of 0.08 and 0.07 A/W for the two detectors at the 1.3- and 1.55- mm output branches have been achieved. The quantum efficiencies of the whole switching and detector integration system are estimated to be about 19 and 18.2% for the 1.3- and 1.55- mm output branches, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5280, Materials, Active Devices, and Optical Amplifiers, (12 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.521628
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Baojun Li, Sun Yat-Sen Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5280:
Materials, Active Devices, and Optical Amplifiers
Connie J. Chang-Hasnain; Dexiu Huang; Yoshiaki Nakano; Xiaomin Ren, Editor(s)

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