Optica Open
Browse
arXiv.svg (5.58 kB)

Platform-agnostic waveguide integration of high-speed photodetectors with evaporated tellurium thin films

Download (5.58 kB)
Version 2 2023-06-08, 12:58
Version 1 2023-01-12, 16:13
preprint
posted on 2023-06-08, 12:58 authored by Geun Ho Ahn, Alexander D. White, Hyungjin Kim, Naoki Higashitarumizu, Felix M. Mayor, Jason F. Herrmann, Wentao Jiang, Kevin K. S. Multani, Amir H. Safavi-Naeini, Ali Javey, Jelena Vučković
Many attractive photonics platforms still lack integrated photodetectors due to inherent material incompatibilities and lack of process scalability, preventing their widespread deployment. Here we address the problem of scalably integrating photodetectors in a photonic platform-independent manner. Using a thermal evaporation and deposition technique developed for nanoelectronics, we show that tellurium (Te), a quasi-2D semi-conductive element, can be evaporated at low temperature directly onto photonic chips to form air-stable, high-responsivity, high-speed, ultrawide-band photodetectors. We demonstrate detection at visible, telecom, and mid-infrared wavelengths, a bandwidth of more than 40 GHz, and platform-independent scalable integration with photonic structures in silicon, silicon nitride and lithium niobate.

History

Disclaimer

This arXiv metadata record was not reviewed or approved by, nor does it necessarily express or reflect the policies or opinions of, arXiv.

Usage metrics

    Categories

    Licence

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC