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.

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2005 (3)

R. Chen, D. A. B. Miller, K. Ma, J. S. Harris Jr., "Novel electrically controlled rapidly wavelength selective photodetection using MSMs," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 11, 184-189 (2005).

R. Chen, H. Chin, D. A. B. Miller, K. Ma, J. S. Harris, Jr., "MSM-based integrated CMOS wavelength tunable optical receiver," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1271-1273 (2005).

R. Chen, J. Fu, D. A. B. Miller, J. S. Harris Jr., "Spectral shaping of electrically controlled MSM-based tunable photodetectors," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 2158-2160 (2005).

2004 (1)

K. Yu, O. Solgaard, "Tunable optical transversal filters based on a Gires–Tournois interferometer with MEMS phase shifters," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 10, 588-597 (2004).

2003 (1)

T. Amano, F. Koyama, T. Hino, M. Arai, A. Mastutani, "Design and fabrication of GaAs-GaAlAs micromachined tunable filter with thermal strain control," J. Lightw. Technol. 21, 596-601 (2003).

1994 (2)

K. Lai, J. C. Campbell, "Design of a tunable GaAs/AlGaAs multiple-quantum-well resonant-cavity photodetector," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 108-114 (1994).

D. A. B. Miller, "Lasers tuners and wavelength-selective detectors based on absorbers in standing waves," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 732-749 (1994).

1990 (1)

K. W. Cheung, "Acoustooptic tunable filters in narrowband WDM networks: System issues and network applications," IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 8, 1015-1025 (1990).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

K. Lai, J. C. Campbell, "Design of a tunable GaAs/AlGaAs multiple-quantum-well resonant-cavity photodetector," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 108-114 (1994).

D. A. B. Miller, "Lasers tuners and wavelength-selective detectors based on absorbers in standing waves," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 732-749 (1994).

IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. (1)

K. W. Cheung, "Acoustooptic tunable filters in narrowband WDM networks: System issues and network applications," IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 8, 1015-1025 (1990).

IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. (2)

K. Yu, O. Solgaard, "Tunable optical transversal filters based on a Gires–Tournois interferometer with MEMS phase shifters," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 10, 588-597 (2004).

R. Chen, D. A. B. Miller, K. Ma, J. S. Harris Jr., "Novel electrically controlled rapidly wavelength selective photodetection using MSMs," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 11, 184-189 (2005).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

R. Chen, H. Chin, D. A. B. Miller, K. Ma, J. S. Harris, Jr., "MSM-based integrated CMOS wavelength tunable optical receiver," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1271-1273 (2005).

R. Chen, J. Fu, D. A. B. Miller, J. S. Harris Jr., "Spectral shaping of electrically controlled MSM-based tunable photodetectors," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 2158-2160 (2005).

J. Lightw. Technol. (1)

T. Amano, F. Koyama, T. Hino, M. Arai, A. Mastutani, "Design and fabrication of GaAs-GaAlAs micromachined tunable filter with thermal strain control," J. Lightw. Technol. 21, 596-601 (2003).

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