Characteristic analysis of resonant-cavity-enhanced (RCE) photodetectors

Joseph A. Jervase*, Yousef Zebda

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Analyses of light field distribution within a lossy resonant-cavity-enhanced (RCE) p-i-n photodetector is performed. A new expression for the field distribution inside the cavity is derived. This expression is used to derive an expression for the quantum efficiency taking into account the standing wave effect. The field distribution expression is also used in the continuity equations to derive and evaluate the frequency response of the RCE photodetector.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1129-1134
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1998


  • Cavity resonators
  • Photodetectors
  • Photodiodes
  • Quantum efficieny
  • Resonant-enhanced-cavity photodetectors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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