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Optimization of broadband detector for optical communication: design-simulation and fabrication
Author(s): Andrew Lange; Robert Olah; Achyut K. Dutta; Nibir K. Dhar
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Paper Abstract

High performance detectors are important components in optical communication networks. Broadband sensors with UV to Infrared detection capabilities are a promising solution as they offer simplicity at low development costs by eliminating the need for multiple detector designs. Significant improvements in the sensitivity of detectors have recently been made due to new material systems, fabrication techniques, and by utilizing novel architectures. However, the application of broadband detectors as common receivers for all optical communication bands (i.e. 650 nm, 980 nm, 1300 nm, 1550 nm) has not yet been achieved. We have developed a detector with a spectral response ranging from near UV to shortwave infrared (SWIR) for optical communication. This work investigates the optimization of our detector specifically for its use as a receiver in optical networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 January 2012
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8283, Optical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems IV, 82830B (27 January 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.915788
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew Lange, Banpil Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Robert Olah, Banpil Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Achyut K. Dutta, Banpil Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Nibir K. Dhar, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8283:
Optical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems IV
Werner Weiershausen; Benjamin Dingel; Achyut Dutta; Atul K. Srivastava, Editor(s)

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