High speed photodetector


Project Description

This project aims to find solutions for high speed communications in free space and underwater environment. The receiver of photodetectors in the communication link needs to be tailored for specific light detection with high modulation speed.​
Program - Electrical Engineering
Division - Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering
Field of Study - ​Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Science

About the

Boon S. Ooi

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Boon S. Ooi
​Professor Ooi's research is primarily concerned with the study of semiconductor lasers and photonic integrated circuits. Specifically, he has contributed significantly to the development of practical technologies for semiconductor photonics integrated circuits, and the development of novel broadband semiconductor lasers, multiple-wavelength lasers and superluminescent diodes. Most recently, he focuses his research on the areas of GaN-based nanostructures and lasers for applications such as solid-state lighting and visible light communications.

Desired Project Deliverables

​Design of InGaN and AlGaN based photodetector for visible and UV light communication. Bandwidth of the devices needs to achieve MHz to GHz range.