Optical direct intensity modulation of a 79GHz resonant tunneling diode-photodetector oscillator

Zhang, W. et al. (2019) Optical direct intensity modulation of a 79GHz resonant tunneling diode-photodetector oscillator. Optics Express, 27(12), pp. 16791-16797. (doi: 10.1364/OE.27.016791) (PMID:31252899)

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We report on the direct intensity modulation characteristics of a high-speed resonant tunneling diode-photodetector (RTD-PD) with an oscillation frequency of 79 GHz. This work demonstrates both electrical and optical modulation and shows that RTD-PD oscillators can be utilized as versatile optoelectronic/radio interfaces. This is the first demonstration of optical modulation of an RF carrier using integrated RTD-PD oscillators at microwave frequencies.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Funding: European Union’s Horizon 2020 iBROW project (645369); European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Programme (COMPETE 2020) of the Portugal 2020 framework RETIOT project (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016432).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wasige, Professor Edward and Wang, Dr Jue and Cantu, Dr Horacio and Watson, Dr Scott and Zhang, Dr Weikang and Kelly, Professor Anthony and Al-Khalidi, Dr Abdullah
Authors: Zhang, W., Watson, S., Figueiredo, J., Wang, J., Cantú, H. I., Tavares, J., Pessoa, L., Al-Khalidi, A., Salgado, H., Wasige, E., and Kelly, A. E.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Optics Express
Publisher:Optical Society of America
ISSN (Online):1094-4087
Published Online:31 May 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Optical Society of America under the terms of the OSA Open Access Publishing Agreement
First Published:First published in Optics Express 27(12):16791-16797
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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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