Abstract

In this paper, a metal–semiconductor–metal (MSM) based photodetector for multiple wavelength discrimination is fully introduced and analyzed. Its spectral response is programmable electrically through a set of low-voltage binary patterns that can be generated from CMOS circuits. Consequently, the wavelength reconfiguration time of the detector is set primarily by the electronics switching time, which is on the order of nanoseconds. Additionally, the spectral response of the detector can be arbitrarily shaped for any specific system need based on algorithms we introduce here. The nanosecond wavelength reconfigurability feature of the detector offers flexibility for designing high-efficiency wavelength reconfigurable optical networks.

© 2009 IEEE

PDF Article

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription