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Resonant tunneling diode oscillators for optical communications
Author(s): Scott Watson; Weikang Zhang; Jue Wang; Abdullah Al-Khalidi; Horacio Cantu; Jose Figueiredo; Edward Wasige; Anthony E. Kelly
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Paper Abstract

The ability to use resonant tunneling diodes (RTDs) as both transmitters and receivers is an emerging topic, especially with regards to wireless communications. Successful data transmission has been achieved using electronic RTDs with carrier frequencies exceeding 0.3 THz. Specific optical-based RTDs, which act as photodetectors, have been developed by adjusting the device structure to include a light absorption layer and small optical windows on top of the device to allow direct optical access. This also allows the optical signal to directly modulate the RTD oscillation. Both types of RTD oscillators will allow for seamless integration of high frequency radio and optical fiber networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10453, Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 104532Q (22 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2276319
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Scott Watson, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Weikang Zhang, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Jue Wang, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Abdullah Al-Khalidi, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Horacio Cantu, Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Jose Figueiredo, Univ. do Algarve (Portugal)
Edward Wasige, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Anthony E. Kelly, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10453:
Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics
Manuel Filipe P. C. M. Martins Costa, Editor(s)

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