A self-assembled microbonded germanium/silicon heterojunction photodiode for 25 Gb/s high-speed optical interconnects

@article{Tseng2013ASM,
  title={A self-assembled microbonded germanium/silicon heterojunction photodiode for 25 Gb/s high-speed optical interconnects},
  author={C. K. Tseng and Wei-Ting Chen and Ku-Hung Chen and Han-din Liu and Yimin Kang and N. Na and Ming-Chang M. Lee},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2013},
  volume={3}
}
A novel technique using surface tension to locally bond germanium (Ge) on silicon (Si) is presented for fabricating high performance Ge/Si photodiodes. Surface tension is a cohesive force among liquid molecules that tends to bring contiguous objects in contact to maintain a minimum surface energy. We take advantage of this phenomenon to fabricate a heterojunction optoelectronic device where the lattice constants of joined semiconductors are different. A high-speed Ge/Si heterojunction waveguide… 
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