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System Implications Of Radiation-Induced Long Term Transients In High Speed Optical Receivers
Author(s): W. N. Herman; W. A. Rosen; A. S. Kanofsky
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Paper Abstract

Results are presented on the in-situ radiation response of three commercial hybrid optical receivers of the type used in high speed fiber optic networks. When subjected to a 2.5 MeV pulsed electron beam, a receiver that contained a GaAs MESFET was found to exhibit transient effects in response to a dose as low as ~50 Rads. Two other receivers containing no GaAs FETs suffered little or no amplitude perturbation on exposure to 200 - 400 Rads(GaAs) per pulse. The radiation response of the first receiver is shown to be consistent with the long term transient response of conventional GaAs MESFETs. Implications for circuit design and for several high speed data buses are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1174, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments III, (15 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963237
Show Author Affiliations
W. N. Herman, Naval Air Development Center (United States)
W. A. Rosen, Naval Air Development Center (United States)
A. S. Kanofsky, Naval Air Development Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1174:
Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments III
Roger A. Greenwell; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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