High-speed widely-tunable >90% quantum-efficiency resonant cavity enhanced p-i-n photodiodes
Widely-tunable high-speed resonant cavity enhanced p-i-n photodiodes were designed, fabricated and tested for operation around 820 nm. The structure was grown by solid-source MBE on GaAs substrates and features high-reflectivity Bragg mirrors made of quarter-wave Al0.20Ga0.80As/AlAs stacks. Photoresponse and photospectral measurements were carried out. The tuning of the resonance wavelength within the Bragg mirror's upper and lower edges was observed. Quantum efficiency greater than 90% was demonstrated.