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Optical power monitors in Ge monolithically integrated on SOI chips

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Yksityiskohdat

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivut514-517
Sivumäärä4
JulkaisuMicroelectronic Engineering
Vuosikerta88
Numero4
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - huhtikuuta 2011
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli

Tiivistelmä

We report on the fabrication and operation of optical power monitors monolithically integrated on silicon-on-insulator optical chips. The devices consist of near-infrared waveguide pn heterojunction photodiodes in evaporated germanium. The low temperature growth of Ge is compatible with silicon waveguide technology. The photodetectors exhibit typical responsivities of 10-30 mA/W; the power monitors are used with front-end trans-impedance amplifiers based on commercially available operational amplifiers and can operate with optical signals as small as 10 nW, with errors below 0.2% and 2% at 1 and 0.1 μW, respectively.