Martin Schell

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Photonic integrated circuits (PICs) are considered as the way to make photonic systems or subsystems cheap and ubiquitous. PICs still are several orders of magnitude more expensive than their microelectronic counterparts, which has restricted their application to a few niche markets. 0268-1242/14/083001+41$33.00 © 2014 IOP Publishing Ltd Printed in the UK 1(More)
A modified photoconductive receiver significantly improves the performance of photomixing-based continuous wave (cw) THz systems driven at the optical telecommunication wavelength of 1.5 μm. The achieved signal-to-noise ratio of 105 dB at 100 GHz and 70 dB at 1 THz, both for an integration time of 200 ms, are to our knowledge the highest numbers reported in(More)
A directly modulated 1.55-μm buried-heterostructure passive feedback laser exhibits a high modulation bandwidth of up to 34 GHz at moderate distributed-feedback (DFB) section currents between 20 and 60 mA. A very flat frequency response and a low alpha parameter have been demonstrated in the small signal modulation analysis. The device has open eyes(More)
We report on, to the best of our knowledge, the first absolute terahertz (THz) power measurement of a photoconductive emitter developed for time-domain spectroscopy (TDS). The broadband THz radiation emitted by a photoconductor optimized for the excitation with 1550-nm femtosecond pulses was measured by an ultrathin pyroelectric thin-film (UPTF) detector.(More)
Similarities and differences between photonic and microelectronic integration technology are discussed and a vision of the development of InP-based photonic integration in the coming decade is given. 1 Photonic integration: introduction After its emergence at the end of the 60s [1], it was believed that photonic integration would take a similar development(More)