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Temperature dependence of nonlinearity in high-speed, high-power photodetectors



Josue Davila-Rodriguez, Holly Leopardi, Tara Fortier, Xiaojun Xie, Joe C. Campbell, James Booth, Nate Orloff, Scott Diddams, Franklyn Quinlan


We present an experimental study of the nonlinearity of modified uni-traveling carrier (MUTC) photodiodes at cryogenic temperatures. At 120 K, the amplitudeto-phase (AM-to-PM) conversion nonlinearity is reduced by up to 10 dB, resulting in nearly 40 dB AM-to-PM rejection over a broad photocurrent range.
Conference Dates
October 1-5, 2017
Conference Location
Orlando, FL, US
Conference Title
2017 IEEE Photonics Conference


High speed photodiodes, Low noise photonic microwave generation


Davila-Rodriguez, J. , Leopardi, H. , Fortier, T. , Xie, X. , Campbell, J. , Booth, J. , Orloff, N. , Diddams, S. and Quinlan, F. (2017), Temperature dependence of nonlinearity in high-speed, high-power photodetectors, 2017 IEEE Photonics Conference, Orlando, FL, US, [online], (Accessed June 20, 2024)


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Created September 30, 2017, Updated April 14, 2022