SiC monolithically integrated wavelength selector with 4 channels

M. A. Vieira, Manuel Augusto Vieira, V. Silva, P. Louro, J. Costa

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In this paper we present a monolithically integrated wavelength selector based on a double pin/pin a-SiC:H integrated optical active filter that requires optical switches to select visible wavelengths. Red, green, blue and violet pulsed communication channels are transmitted together, each one with a specific bit sequence. The combined optical signal is analyzed by reading out the generated photocurrent, under violet (400 nm) background applied either from the front or the back side of the device. The front and back backgrounds acts as channel selectors that selects one or more channels by splitting portions of the input multi-channel optical signals across the front and the back photodiodes. The transfer characteristics effects due to changes irradiation side are presented. The relationship between the optical inputs and the corresponding digital output levels is established through a 16-element look-up table to perform the optoelectronic conversion. Results show that the wavelength selector acts as a reconfigurable active filter that enhances the spectral sensitivity in a specific wavelength range and quenched it in the others, tuning a specific band. A binary weighted RGBV code that takes into account the specific weights assigned to each bit position is presented and establishes the optoelectronic functions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2013
Event2013 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 1 Apr 20135 Apr 2013


Conference2013 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • Digital output
  • Monolithically integrated
  • Optical signals
  • Reconfigurable
  • Spectral sensitivity
  • Transfer characteristics
  • Visible wavelengths
  • Wavelength ranges


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