Toward 100 GHz direct modulation rate of antenna coupled nanoLED

Seth A. Fortuna, Alireza Taghizadeh, Eli Yablonovitch, Ming C. Wu

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We show that > 100 GHz direct modulation rate while maintaining a quantum efficiency higher than 25% is possible by using an optical antenna to enhance the spontaneous emission rate of an electrically injected III-V nanoLED.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2016 IEEE Photonics Conference
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-1906-9
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 IEEE Photonics Conference - Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa Beach, HI, United States
Duration: 2 Oct 20166 Oct 2016


Conference2016 IEEE Photonics Conference
LocationHilton Waikoloa Village
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWaikoloa Beach, HI


  • Nanophotonic devices and technology
  • Light emitting diodes
  • light emitting diodes
  • millimetre wave antennas
  • nanophotonics
  • spontaneous emission
  • spontaneous emission rate
  • optical antenna
  • quantum efficiency
  • direct modulation rate
  • nanoLED
  • frequency 100 GHz
  • Spontaneous emission
  • Modulation
  • Stimulated emission
  • Slot antennas
  • Current density


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