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Linear trans-impedance amplifier with functional active loads for analog optical communication systems
Author(s): Do-Gyun Kim; Woon-Kyung Choi; Hyung-Won Kang; In-Il Jung; Young-Wan Choi
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Paper Abstract

We developed a CMOS-based trans-impedance amplifier (TIA) circuits for analog optical communication systems. Our TIA structure is based on common-source configuration and a novel functional active load (FAL). Proposed FAL structure is composed the two PMOSs that have the symmetric structure. In those schemes, transfer curve of TIA can be tuned by the gate voltage of FAL in the way to improve linearity. In analog optical transceiver, TIA employing the FAL can suppress the nonlinearity originated from various sources. Because the nonlinearity deteriorate analog communication systems, enhancement of linearity is crucial to improve the analog transceiver performances. In this work, we have designed the TIA with FAL in a 0.18 &mgr;m CMOS technology. The linearity of TIA is controlled by the variation of transfer curve with the change of the FAL bias voltage. As of the simulation results, the IIP3 level of the TIA employing FAL is enhanced by about 3.393 dB with the Vg variation in FAL.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6476, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits IX, 64760G (9 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.700000
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Do-Gyun Kim, Chung-Ang Univ. (South Korea)
Woon-Kyung Choi, Chung-Ang Univ. (South Korea)
Hyung-Won Kang, Chung-Ang Univ. (South Korea)
In-Il Jung, Chung-Ang Univ. (South Korea)
Young-Wan Choi, Chung-Ang Univ. (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6476:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits IX
Louay A. Eldada; El-Hang Lee, Editor(s)

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