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High-power balanced uni-traveling-carrier photodiodes for high-frequency RF photonic links (Conference Presentation)

Paper Abstract

Freedom Photonics and the University of Virginia have developed high power, wide-bandwidth balanced photodetectors based on vertically-illuminated modified uni-traveling carrier (MUTC) photodiode technology. These balanced pairs are based on single photodiodes which achieve 3-dB bandwidths of 25 GHz, coupled with output powers above 23 dBm, as well as 35 GHz photodiodes with output powers greater than 19 dBm. A balanced configuration of these devices offers advantages in common-mode noise reduction, increasing the signal-to-noise ratio. In a photonic link, high-power, balanced photodiodes support high link gain and large bandwidths, while the high linearity of these devices maximizes spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR).

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Date Published: 10 March 2020
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Proc. SPIE 11279, Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications XIII, 112791I (10 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2546608
Show Author Affiliations
Madison Woodson, Freedom Photonics, LLC (United States)
Steven Estrella, Freedom Photonics, LLC (United States)
Kenneth A. Hay, Freedom Photonics, LLC (United States)
Ronald P. Stahl, Freedom Photonics, LLC (United States)
Henry Garrett, Freedom Photonics, LLC (United States)
Keye Sun, Freedom Photonics, LLC (United States)
Jesse Morgan, Univ. of Virginia (United States)
Andreas Beling, Univ. of Virginia (United States)
Daniel Renner, Freedom Photonics, LLC (United States)
Milan L. Mashanovitch, Freedom Photonics, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11279:
Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications XIII
Laurence P. Sadwick; Tianxin Yang, Editor(s)

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