Ultra-compact Integrated Silicon Photonics Balanced Coherent Photodetectors

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Title:
Ultra-compact Integrated Silicon Photonics Balanced Coherent Photodetectors
Author:
Meyer, Jason T.
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The design, simulation, and initial fabrication of a novel ultra-compact 2x2 silicon multimode-interference device evanescently coupled to a dual germanium metal-semiconductor-metal (MSM) photodetector is presented. For operation at the standard telecom wavelength of 1.5 µm, the simulations demonstrate high-speed operation at 30 GHz, low dark current in the nanoamp range, and external quantum efficiency of 80%. Error analysis was performed for possible tilt error introduced by hybrid integration of the MSM layer on top of the MMI waveguides by use of surface mount technology (SMT) and direct wafer bonding.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
coherent photodetector; Metal-semiconductor-metal; Multimode interference; silicon photonics; Optical Sciences; Balanced photodetector
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Optical Sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Fallahi, Mahmoud

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleUltra-compact Integrated Silicon Photonics Balanced Coherent Photodetectorsen_US
dc.creatorMeyer, Jason T.en
dc.contributor.authorMeyer, Jason T.en
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThe design, simulation, and initial fabrication of a novel ultra-compact 2x2 silicon multimode-interference device evanescently coupled to a dual germanium metal-semiconductor-metal (MSM) photodetector is presented. For operation at the standard telecom wavelength of 1.5 µm, the simulations demonstrate high-speed operation at 30 GHz, low dark current in the nanoamp range, and external quantum efficiency of 80%. Error analysis was performed for possible tilt error introduced by hybrid integration of the MSM layer on top of the MMI waveguides by use of surface mount technology (SMT) and direct wafer bonding.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
dc.subjectcoherent photodetectoren
dc.subjectMetal-semiconductor-metalen
dc.subjectMultimode interferenceen
dc.subjectsilicon photonicsen
dc.subjectOptical Sciencesen
dc.subjectBalanced photodetectoren
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorFallahi, Mahmouden
dc.contributor.committeememberNorwood, Robert A.en
dc.contributor.committeememberPau, Stanleyen
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