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Advances in high–speed, high–power photodiodes : from fundamentals to applications

Qingtao Chen, Xiupu Zhang, Raman Kashyap and Mohammad S. Sharawi

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High–speed, high–power photodiodes play a key role in wireless communication systems for the generation of millimeter wave (MMW) and terahertz (THz) waves based on photonics–based techniques. Uni–traveling–photodiode (UTC–PD) is an excellent candidate, not only meeting the above–mentioned requirements of broadband (3 GHz~1 THz) and high–frequency operation, but also exhibiting the high output power over mW–level at the 300 GHz band. This paper reviews the fundamentals of high–speed, high–power photodiodes, mirror–reflected photodiodes, microstructure photodiodes, photodiode–integrated devices, the related equivalent circuits, and design considerations. Those characteristics of photodiodes and the related photonic–based devices are analyzed and reviewed with comparisons in detail, which provides a new path for these devices with applications in short–range wireless communications in 6G and beyond.

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high–speed photodiodes; high–power photodiodes; millimeter–wave; terahertz wave; photodiode–integrated devices; wireless communication

Subjects: 2500 Electrical and electronic engineering > 2500 Electrical and electronic engineering
2500 Electrical and electronic engineering > 2517 Industrial and power electronics
2500 Electrical and electronic engineering > 2525 Wireless communication systems
3100 Physics > 3100 Physics
Department: Department of Electrical Engineering
Department of Engineering Physics
Research Center: POLY-GRAMES - Advanced Research Centre in Microwaves and Space Electronics
Funders: NSERC / CRSNG
Grant number: NFRFE–2020–00355
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/58186/
Journal Title: Applied sciences (vol. 14, no. 8)
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/app14083410
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/app14083410
Date Deposited: 24 May 2024 08:44
Last Modified: 30 May 2024 10:28
Cite in APA 7: Chen, Q., Zhang, X., Kashyap, R., & Sharawi, M. S. (2024). Advances in high–speed, high–power photodiodes : from fundamentals to applications. Applied sciences, 14(8), 3410 (38 pages). https://doi.org/10.3390/app14083410


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