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Simplified tuned optical receivers for use in lightwave optical subcarrier multiplex systems
Author(s): S. D. Greaves; Rodney T. Unwin
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we investigate the design and realization of broadband tee-tuned front-end optical receivers. The receivers will be implemented as a GaAs MMIC using the GEC/Marconi F20 foundry, the active devices are 0.5 micrometers gate-length GaAs MESFETs. Simple design equations are introduced that show the importance of the intrinsic noise parameters P, R and C, which are used to characterize the noise performance of such devices, as well as enabling initial values of tuning elements to be obtained. Finally measured results for a MMIC receiver designed are presented that confirm the expected noise performance as well as the validity of the design process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2614, All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues, (1 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227827
Show Author Affiliations
S. D. Greaves, Univ. of Huddersfield and BT Labs. (United Kingdom)
Rodney T. Unwin, Univ. of Huddersfield and BT Labs. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2614:
All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues
Vincent W. S. Chan; Robert A. Cryan; John M. Senior, Editor(s)

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