Integrated mixed-signal optoelectronic system-on-a-chip sensor

Journal Article

A mixed-signal optoelectronic system-on-a-chip sensor was integrated with embedded photodetector arrays and interferometric optical waveguides on a silicon (Si) complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) circuit chip. Photodetector (PD) arrays were fabricated with parallel mixed-signal deltasigma (δ∑) analog-to-digital covnerters (ADC) using a standard 1.5 μm n-well Si CMOS process. The electrical and optical sensitivity of the circuit was measured and the data suggests that the circuit can detect 100 pW optical power. On the fabricated 4.6 by 4.7 mm 2 chip, interferometric optical waveguides were integrated, and the complete system was a miniaturization of Mach Zehnder interferometer-based sensor system. The integrated sensor micro system was tested with water vapor and the multimode interference pattern changes at the output of the interferometer were observed with the on-chip photodetector and ADC array. © 2005 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kim, DD; Thomas, MA; Lillie, JJ; Dennis, KS; Comeau, BM; Brooke, MA; Jokerst, NM; Ralph, SE; Henderson, CL

Published Date

  • 2005

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 1738 - 1741

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0271-4310

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/ISCAS.2005.1464943