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Broadband detector for optical communication
Author(s): Achyut Dutta; Rabi Sengupta; Anupriya Krishnan; Saif Islam; Nibir Dhar
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Paper Abstract

Multi-wavelength (a.k.a. broadband) photodetector having a detection capability ranging from near ultra-violet to infrared can be useful as a common detector for various applications such as optical communication and optical interconnects etc. The capability of using single detector in receiver system for optical communication covering both data and transport systems, not only makes the total system cost lower, but it also makes easier the system vendors to reduce the inventory. We proposed detector having the detection capability ranging from 350 nm to 2000 nm, wavelengths that covers all optical communication wavelengths application. This invited paper has two-fold objectives: (a) provide a comprehensive overview of conventional photo detectors and their types, being used in today's optical communication and (b) introduce a development of broadband photodetector which authors pioneered. The features of proposed broadband detector are simple structure, low-cost, high quantum efficiency, high sensitivity, and high speed. Performance results so far attained will be presented along with its possible applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6775, Active and Passive Optical Components for Communications VII, 67750G (10 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.754592
Show Author Affiliations
Achyut Dutta, Banpil Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Rabi Sengupta, Banpil Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Anupriya Krishnan, Banpil Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Saif Islam, U.S. Univ. of California, Davis (United States)
Nibir Dhar, Army Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6775:
Active and Passive Optical Components for Communications VII
Achyut Kumar Dutta; Yasutake Ohishi; Niloy K. Dutta; Andrei V. Lavrinenko, Editor(s)

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