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Binetti P.R.A.,TU Eindhoven | Binetti P.R.A.,University of California at Santa Barbara | Leijtens X.J.M.,TU Eindhoven | De Vries T.,TU Eindhoven | And 9 more authors.
IEEE Photonics Journal | Year: 2010

We present an InP-based membrane p-i-n photodetector on a silicon-on-insulator sample containing a Si-wiring photonic circuit that is suitable for use in optical interconnections on Si integrated circuits (ICs). The detector mesa footprint is 50 μm2, which is the smallest reported to date for this kind of device, and the junction capacitance is below 10 fF, which allows for high integration density and low dynamic power consumption. The measured detector responsivity and 3-dB bandwidth are 0.45 A/W and 33 GHz, respectively. The device fabrication is compatible with wafer-scale processing steps, guaranteeing compatibility toward future-generation electronic IC processing. © 2010 IEEE.


Van Thourhout D.,Ghent University | Spuesens T.,Ghent University | Selvaraja S.K.,Ghent University | Liu L.,Ghent University | And 11 more authors.
IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics | Year: 2010

We review recent progress in nanophotonic devices for compact optical interconnect networks. We focus on microdisk-laser-based transmitters and discuss improved design and advanced functionality including all-optical wavelength conversion and flip-flops. Next we discuss the fabrication uniformity of the passive routing circuits and their thermal tuning. Finally, we discuss the performance of a wavelength selective detector. © 2010 IEEE.

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