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Radio frequency optoelectronic receiver for high-performance analog systems
Author(s): Daniel Yap; Y-M. Xie; Robert H. Walden; Y. K. Brown; M. B. Kardos; F. Williams
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Paper Abstract

Optoelectronic receiver arrays have been developed for analog radio-frequency photonic links. The monolithic optoelectronic integrated circuits contain photodetectors and transimpedance preamplifiers that are based on InGaAs/InAlAs/InP heterojunction bipolar transistors. These receivers also contain on-chip DC-blocking filters and impedance-matching circuits, as needed for analog applications. Some receivers accommodate signals greater than 18 GHz and others have effective responsivities greater than 11 A/W. Receivers having separate chips of photodetector arrays and transimpedance amplifier arrays have also been developed. The photodetector arrays are passively aligned to optical fibers by means of silicon carriers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 November 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2844, Photonics and Radio Frequency, (22 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258997
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel Yap, Hughes Research Labs. (United States)
Y-M. Xie, Hughes Research Labs. (United States)
Robert H. Walden, Hughes Research Labs. (United States)
Y. K. Brown, Hughes Research Labs. (United States)
M. B. Kardos, Hughes Research Labs. (United States)
F. Williams, Hughes Research Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2844:
Photonics and Radio Frequency
Brian M. Hendrickson, Editor(s)

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