Ge0.6Si0.4 rib waveguide avalanche photodetectors for 1.3 μm operation

Temkin, H.; Antreasyan, A.; Olsson, N. A.; Pearsall, T. P.; Bean, J. C.
September 1986
Applied Physics Letters;9/29/1986, Vol. 49 Issue 13, p809
Academic Journal
Performance of strained-layer superlattice Ge0.6Si0.4 waveguide avalanche photodetectors is evaluated for optical fiber applications at 1.3 μm. These devices are grown on Si substrates by molecular beam epitaxy. Waveguiding is accomplished by means of a 1.5–1.8-μm-thick Si rib waveguide which provides an effective index step of δn=8×10-3. The detector response bandwidth exceeds 8 GHz at a gain of 6. A receiver sensitivity of ηP=-29.4 dBm has been obtained at the data rate of 800 Mb/s with the corresponding error-free transmission over 45 km of single mode fiber.


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