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2.5Gbit/s fiber receiver with integrated PIN photodiode in low-cost 0.6µm BiCMOS
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Paper Abstract

In resent publications we presented PIN photodiodes with a bandwidth of 600MHz implemented in low-cost 0.6μm BiCMOS technology. A new method to increase the response time of these PIN photodiodes is proposed here. This method was applied to design an optical fiber receiver with a maximum possible data rate of 2.5Gbit/s. In addition to the PIN photodiode attached to a transimpedance amplifier it also includes a decision circuit and a 50Ω output driver. The measured bandwidth of the receiver of 1.90GHz is sufficient for 2.5Gbit/s. At an optical wavelength of 660nm, a sensitivity of -17.0dBm was measured. At a supply voltage of 5V, the power consumption of the complete receiver is 171mW, from which the output driver requires 128mW. The overall chip size is 1154μm times 727μm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5964, Detectors and Associated Signal Processing II, 596401 (13 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.620632
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Michael Förtsch, Vienna Univ. of Technology (Austria)
Horst Zimmermann, Vienna Univ. of Technology (Austria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5964:
Detectors and Associated Signal Processing II
Jean-Pierre Chatard; Peter N. J. Dennis, Editor(s)

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