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High-speed HBT technologies and circuits for optical communication
Author(s): Kenneth D. Pedrotti; Klaus R. Runge; Stephen M. Beccue; R. Pierson; A. Price; Dolly Wu; Raymond Yu; P. J. Zampardi; Keh-Chung Wang
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Paper Abstract

Optical networks and their requirement for ever-increasing data rates provide a continuing challenge for electronic circuits. Here we review a number of circuits, implemented in heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs), and technologies that have been developed for 40 Gbit/s optical interconnection. These approaches include, multielement arrays for freespace, or guided transmission, wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) of several channels onto different wavelengths, and circuits that attempt to realized 40 Gbit/sec modulation rates directly by time division multiplexing (TDM). The circuit design challenges presented by these various approaches to 40 Gbit transmission are covered as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3038, High-Speed Semiconductor Lasers for Communication, (10 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271460
Show Author Affiliations
Kenneth D. Pedrotti, Rockwell Science Ctr. (United States)
Klaus R. Runge, Rockwell Science Ctr. (United States)
Stephen M. Beccue, Terabit Technology (United States)
R. Pierson, Rockwell Science Ctr. (United States)
A. Price, Rockwell Science Ctr. (United States)
Dolly Wu, Rockwell Science Ctr. (United States)
Raymond Yu, Rockwell Science Ctr. (United States)
P. J. Zampardi, Rockwell Science Ctr. (United States)
Keh-Chung Wang, Rockwell Science Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3038:
High-Speed Semiconductor Lasers for Communication
Norman S. Kwong; Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Editor(s)

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