Optical Characteristics Analysis of Resonant Tunneling Diode Photodiode Based Oscillators

Zhang, W., Watson, S. , Wang, J., Figueiredo, J., Wasige, E. and Kelly, A. E. (2018) Optical Characteristics Analysis of Resonant Tunneling Diode Photodiode Based Oscillators. In: 2018 IEEE 87th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), Porto, Portugal, 3-6 June 2018, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781538663554 (doi:10.1109/VTCSpring.2018.8417889)

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Abstract

This paper represents the experimental results of optical modulation characteristics of a resonant tunneling diode-photodiode (RTD-PD) device and novel microwave oscillators employing such RTD-PD. Different from a pure electronic RTD oscillator, the RTD-PDs in this work contain photoconductive layers which make it able to operate in optical conditions. A beam of intensity modulated light with a wavelength of 1310 nm was sent to the free running oscillator via an optical fiber whilst the RTD device was biased in the oscillation condition, and the corresponding electrical data can be extracted from the output port of the oscillator. A square wave signal at data rates up to 10 Gbit/s, and a pseudo random binary sequence (PRBS) signal with a data rate of 100 Mbit/s were preliminarily implemented for modulation.

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 ZHANG, WEIKANG and Watson, Dr Scott and Kelly, Professor Anthony and Wang, Dr Jue
Authors: Zhang, W., Watson, S., Wang, J., Figueiredo, J., Wasige, E., and Kelly, A. E.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
ISBN:9781538663554

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
671271iBROW - Innovative ultra-BROadband ubiquitous Wireless communications through terahertz transceiversEdward WasigeEuropean Commission (EC)645369ENG - ENGINEERING ELECTRONICS & NANO ENG