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A Novel Optical Receiver Configuration Optimized For Future High Speed Systems
Author(s): D. P. M. Chown; M. Spencer; Y. Kanabar; T. E. J. Hext; I. Smith
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Paper Abstract

The limitations of the conventional optical receiver front end circuit configurations are reviewed in the context of the requirements projected for future transmission systems operating at gigabit/s rates. The alternative bootstrapped source follower configuration is proposed, combining low noise with the advantages of tolerance to unbounded line codes, and very wide bandwidths. These have been demonstrated by an experimental design, which has achieved a sensitivity of -28.6 dBm at 2.4 Gbit/s.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 1986
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0630, Fibre Optics '86, (6 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.963601
Show Author Affiliations
D. P. M. Chown, STC Technology Limited (England)
M. Spencer, STC Technology Limited (England)
Y. Kanabar, STC Technology Limited (England)
T. E. J. Hext, STC Defence Systems Limited (England)
I. Smith, STC Defence Systems Limited (England)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0630:
Fibre Optics '86
Lionel R. Baker, Editor(s)

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