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A novel parallel laser driver circuit with adaptive bandwidth
Author(s): Jichun Li; Dianhong Wang; Jiguang Li; Jianhua Rao; Bo Li; Laijie Wu; Meng Zhang; Yin Liu; Hongxiang Guo
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Paper Abstract

The laser drive is one of the key components needed to generate the high-current, high-speed signal required for driving a transmitter, This paper propose a novel parallel laser drive circuit model with adaptive bandwidth bus architecture based on hybrid current/voltage mode. By using the highly parallel characteristics of the VCSEL and the bus structure, the system becomes very compactable. Several improvements can be achieved in signalling speed by using current mode in comparison to voltage mode. Therefore we use the current mode control module. By using the on hybrid current/voltage mode in the data path, the static power dissipation is reduced greatly when the data path is idle. Overall power dissipation improvement is attained over voltage-mode signalling schemes at high data rates while minimizing the power dissipation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 December 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6020, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices for Optical Communications, 60202J (3 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.636072
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Jichun Li, China Univ. of Geosciences (China)
Dianhong Wang, China Univ. of Geosciences (China)
Jiguang Li, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Jianhua Rao, China Univ. of Geosciences (China)
Bo Li, China Univ. of Geosciences (China)
Laijie Wu, China Univ. of Geosciences (China)
Meng Zhang, China Univ. of Geosciences (China)
Yin Liu, China Univ. of Geosciences (China)
Hongxiang Guo, China Univ. of Geosciences (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6020:
Optoelectronic Materials and Devices for Optical Communications
Shinji Tsuji; Jens Buus; Yi Luo, Editor(s)

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