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Tunable resonant-cavity-enhanced photodetector with double high-index-contrast grating mirrors
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we propose a broadband-tunable resonant-cavity-enhanced photodetector (RCE-PD) structure with double high-index-contrast grating (HCG) mirrors and numerically investigate its characteristics. The detector is designed to operate at 1550-nm wavelength. The detector structure consists of a top InP HCG mirror, a p-i-n photodiode embedding multiple quantum wells, and a Si HCG mirror formed in the Si layer of a silicon-on-insulator wafer. The detection wavelength can be changed by moving the top InP HCG mirror suspended in the air. High reflectivity and small penetration length of HCGs lead to a narrow absorption linewidth of 0.38 nm and a broad tuning range of 111 nm. The peak absorption efficiency is 76-84% within the tuning range. This broadband-tunable and narrow-absorption-linewidth RCE-PD is desirable for applications where selective wavelength demultiplexing is required. Furthermore, the fact that it can be fabricated on a silicon platform offers us a possibility of integration with electronics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8633, High Contrast Metastructures II, 86330Y (15 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2004047
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Supannee Learkthanakhachon, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Kresten Yvind, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Il-Sug Chung, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8633:
High Contrast Metastructures II
Connie J. Chang-Hasnain; Fumio Koyama; Alan Eli Willner; Weimin Zhou, Editor(s)

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