A Self-Equalizing Photo Detector

B. Abiri, F. Aflatooni, and A. Hajimiri

A self-equalizing photo-detector (SEPD) that mitigates the bandwidth limitations of electro-optical components of optical communication systems is demonstrated, enabling higher rate of data transmission, using slower components. Unlike other all-optical equalization schemes, SEPD is optically wide band, thus does not require wavelength tuning.