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Novel detectors and lasers for telecommunications

Vickers, AJ and Mashayekhi, HR and Aiyarak, P and Oriato, D (1999) 'Novel detectors and lasers for telecommunications.' Turkish Journal of Physics, 23 (4). 649 - 656. ISSN 1300-0101

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For the most part the field of optoelectronics has been dominated by the pn junction for both detector and laser applications. This domination will probably hold true for laser applications for many more years although the simple forward biased junction may be challenged by other novel approaches as increased complexity is required such as multi-wavelength emission, wavelength conversion, and Thz operation. The first real novel use of the pn junction was developed by Balkan et al [1]. Their HELLISH device paved the way for novel approaches in the use of the pn junction. In this paper I shall introduce another novel use of the pn junction for light emission. Monte Carlo and Drift Diffusion modelling of the device will be presented as will outfirst experimental results. The applications of the device in telecommunications will be outlined which include multi-wavelength lasers and wavelength converters. In the field of detectors the pn junction has now a number of rivals. The main contenders are the MSM photodetector, the BG-MSM photodetector and the Low-Temperature (LT) family of MSM detectors. A brief overview of these devices will be given along with our experimental results on the BG-MSM device.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2017 14:42
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2018 14:15

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