Resonant Tunneling Diode Oscillators for Optical Communications

Watson, S. , Zhang, W., Wang, J., Al-Khalidi, A. , Cantu, H., Figueiredo, J., Wasige, E. and Kelly, A. E. (2017) Resonant Tunneling Diode Oscillators for Optical Communications. In: Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, Faro, Portugal, 08-12 May 2017, 104532Q. ISBN 9781510613836 (doi:10.1117/12.2276319)

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Abstract

The ability to use resonant tunneling diodes (RTDs) as both transmitters and receivers is an emerging topic, especially with regards to wireless communications. Successful data transmission has been achieved using electronic RTDs with carrier frequencies exceeding 0.3 THz. Specific optical-based RTDs, which act as photodetectors, have been developed by adjusting the device structure to include a light absorption layer and small optical windows on top of the device to allow direct optical access. This also allows the optical signal to directly modulate the RTD oscillation. Both types of RTD oscillators will allow for seamless integration of high frequency radio and optical fiber networks.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:This work was performed as part of the iBROW project (www.ibrow-project.eu) which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 645369.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wasige, Professor Edward and Kelly, Professor Anthony and Cantu, Dr Horacio and Al-Khalidi, Dr Abdullah and Wang, Dr Jue and Watson, Dr Scott and Zhang, Mr Weikang
Authors: Watson, S., Zhang, W., Wang, J., Al-Khalidi, A., Cantu, H., Figueiredo, J., Wasige, E., and Kelly, A. E.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
ISSN:0277-786X
ISBN:9781510613836
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
First Published:First published in Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics: 104532Q
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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