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Advanced packaging of 40-GHz photoreceiver
Author(s): Alexandre Marceaux; Julien Galiere; Jerome Lopez; Jean Luc Valard; Alain Enard; Reynald Boula-Picard; Jean Pierre Ghesquiers; Corrine Dernazaretian; Jacqueline Lehoux; Olivier Parillaud; Eric Estebe; Nakita Vodjdani
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents recent developments in the packaging of 40GHz receivers for radio over fiber applications. First, we present a hybrid 40GHz photoreceiver module. It integrates 40GHz waveguide photodiode technology and narrow band MMIC amplifier. We give key elements for the design and the realisation of such photoreceiver. With an input optical power of 0dBm, an RF ouptut power of -3dBm is obtained in the 38-44GHz frequency range with a flatness of ±0.5dBm. The maximal input optical power is +6dBm. Secondly, a small footprint 40GHz photoreceiver scheme is presented. It includes high optical coupling tolerances 40GHz tapered waveguide photodiodes and the same type of MMIC amplifier than used in the hybrid package. The interconnect of the several elements (MMIC, capacitors, photodiode biasing network) uses Microwave High Density Integration (MHDI) technology on a Si substrate. The photodiode is flip-chip mounted on the same substrate. This technology is very promising for packaging of optoelectronic devices, since it combines compactness and reproducibility thanks to wire bonding suppression.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 November 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5618, Integrated Optical Devices, Nanostructures, and Displays, (30 November 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.578281
Show Author Affiliations
Alexandre Marceaux, Alacatel-Thales III-V Lab (France)
Julien Galiere, Thales Airborne Systems (France)
Jerome Lopez, Alacatel-Thales III-V Lab (France)
Jean Luc Valard, Thales Airborne Systems (France)
Alain Enard, Alacatel-Thales III-V Lab (France)
Reynald Boula-Picard, Alacatel-Thales III-V Lab (France)
Jean Pierre Ghesquiers, Thales Airborne Systems (France)
Corrine Dernazaretian, Alacatel-Thales III-V Lab (France)
Jacqueline Lehoux, Alacatel-Thales III-V Lab (France)
Olivier Parillaud, Alacatel-Thales III-V Lab (France)
Eric Estebe, Thales Airborne Systems (France)
Nakita Vodjdani, Alacatel-Thales III-V Lab (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5618:
Integrated Optical Devices, Nanostructures, and Displays
Keith L. Lewis, Editor(s)

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