High performance of a SOI-based lateral PIN photodiode using SiGe/Si multilayer quantum well

P. Susthitha Menon N V Visvanathan, S. Kalthom Tasirin, Ibrahim Ahmad, S. Fazlili Abdullah

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Abstract

Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) based SiGe quantum well infrared pin photodiode has the potential of being a serious candidate for applications in sensing applications as well as in optical fiber communications. The present work investigates the performance of a virtual lateral PIN photodiode with a SiGe/Si multi-quantum well structure. In this paper, 5 periods of stacked SiGe quantum wells were grown on Si(100). A lateral PIN photodiode consisting of the SiGe/Si multi-quantum well layers as the active absorption layer with intensity response in the 700-1600 nm wavelength range was demonstrated. The results obtained for responsivity, total quantum efficiency and frequency response were 0.89 A/W, 71% and 21 GHz respectively for design parameters of intrinsic region length of 6 μm, photoabsorption layer thickness of 50 μm, incident optical power of 1 mW/cm2 and bias voltage of 3 V. As a conclusion, the SiGe/Si multi-quantum well solution in achieving the desired high performance photodiode was achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 10th IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE 2012 - Proceedings
Pages403-406
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 10th IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE 2012 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 19 Sep 201221 Sep 2012

Other

Other2012 10th IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE 2012
CityKuala Lumpur
Period19/9/1221/9/12

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Photodiodes
Semiconductor quantum wells
Multilayers
Silicon
Optical fiber communication
Bias voltage
Quantum efficiency
Frequency response
Infrared radiation
Wavelength

Keywords

  • PIN photodiode
  • SiGe/Si multi quantum well (MQW)
  • Silvaco
  • SOI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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N V Visvanathan, P. S. M., Tasirin, S. K., Ahmad, I., & Abdullah, S. F. (2012). High performance of a SOI-based lateral PIN photodiode using SiGe/Si multilayer quantum well. In 2012 10th IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE 2012 - Proceedings (pp. 403-406). [6417172] https://doi.org/10.1109/SMElec.2012.6417172

High performance of a SOI-based lateral PIN photodiode using SiGe/Si multilayer quantum well. / N V Visvanathan, P. Susthitha Menon; Tasirin, S. Kalthom; Ahmad, Ibrahim; Abdullah, S. Fazlili.

2012 10th IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE 2012 - Proceedings. 2012. p. 403-406 6417172.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

N V Visvanathan, PSM, Tasirin, SK, Ahmad, I & Abdullah, SF 2012, High performance of a SOI-based lateral PIN photodiode using SiGe/Si multilayer quantum well. in 2012 10th IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE 2012 - Proceedings., 6417172, pp. 403-406, 2012 10th IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE 2012, Kuala Lumpur, 19/9/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/SMElec.2012.6417172
N V Visvanathan PSM, Tasirin SK, Ahmad I, Abdullah SF. High performance of a SOI-based lateral PIN photodiode using SiGe/Si multilayer quantum well. In 2012 10th IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE 2012 - Proceedings. 2012. p. 403-406. 6417172 https://doi.org/10.1109/SMElec.2012.6417172
N V Visvanathan, P. Susthitha Menon ; Tasirin, S. Kalthom ; Ahmad, Ibrahim ; Abdullah, S. Fazlili. / High performance of a SOI-based lateral PIN photodiode using SiGe/Si multilayer quantum well. 2012 10th IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE 2012 - Proceedings. 2012. pp. 403-406
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