Waveguide Coupled Uni-Traveling Carrier Balanced Photodetector

Period of Performance: 05/08/2014 - 11/10/2014

$80K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

APIC Corporation
5800 Uplander Way
Culver City, CA 90230
Principal Investigator

Abstract

A waveguide-coupled, uni-traveling carrier (UTC) photodetector will be used as a single chip balanced optical receiver. The photodetector design is derived from a high saturation current and high dynamic range diode developed for analog RF over fiber applications. We propose a highly linear balanced receiver that is implemented in compound semiconductor and packaged in a ruggedized package. The device can be used for RF over fiber transmission for diverse military platforms.