Waveguide Butt-Joint Germanium Photodetector with Lateral PIN Structure for 1600nm Wavelengths Receiving

Hideki ONO  Takasi SIMOYAMA  Shigekazu OKUMURA  Masahiko IMAI  Hiroki YAEGASHI  Hironori SASAKI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E101-C   No.6   pp.409-415
Publication Date: 2018/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E101.C.409
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Optoelectronics
Keyword: 
Ge photodetector,  lateral p-i-n structure,  butt-joint coupling,  CMOS process,  

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Summary: 
We report good responsivity at the wavelength of 1600nm in a Ge photodetector which had lateral p-i-n structure and butt-joint coupling structure based on conventional normal complementary metal oxide semiconductor processes. We experimentally verified the responsivity of 0.82A/W and 0.71A/W on the best and the worst polarizations, respectively. The butt joint lateral p-i-n structure is found to be polarization independent as compared with vertical ones. Although cut-off frequency was 2.3-2.4GHz at reverse bias 3V, clearly open eye diagram at 10Gbps was obtained with reverse bias over 12V. These results are promising as optical photodetectors to receive long wavelengths downstream signal wavelengths required for next-generation optical access network systems.