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Silicon photonics

Look out III–V

Nature Photonics volume 3, pages 78 (2009) | Download Citation

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Optical communication makes good use of sensitive avalanche photodiodes, typically made from group III–V semiconductor compounds. New research shows that silicon may be a viable alternative material for realizing such detectors with better performance.

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  1. Yasunori Tokuda and Eiji Yagyu are at the Advanced Technology R&D Centre, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Amagasaki, Hyogo 661-8661, Japan.  Tokuda.Yasunori@ab.MitsubishiElectric.co.jp  Yagyu.Eiji@cb.MitsubishiElectric.co.jp.

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