We have developed a family of opto-plasmonic devices (OPDs) for next generation Tera-bits-per-second (Tbps) tele/data communication infrastructure. Particularly, a top illuminated optical detector is produced as an essential part of the value chain in PIC. This solves a bottleneck in high-speed PIC that currently use Germanium-based photodetectors. Specifically, a photodetector is demonstrated that operates at a 6x higher bandwidth and at 10-20x lower optical power conditions, compared to a commonly used 40-GHz pin device. These provide value for optics engineers to design: i) an optical receiver module with a %75 enhancement in reliability, and ii) an optical link with 10x extension in length.
Optoplasmonic Technology for High Performing PhotodetectorsBahram Nabet, Drexel UniversityPouya Dianat, Drexel UniversityPouya Dianat, Nanograss PhotonicsBahram Nabet, Nanograss PhotonicsDownload Paper