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Complete low-cost 625Mbit/s optical fiber receiver in 0.6µm BiCMOS technology
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Paper Abstract

We present an optical fiber receiver which includes a monolithically integrated PIN photodiode, a transimpedance amplifier, a decision circuit and a PECL compatible output driver. This low-cost and low-power receiver was fabricated in 0.6μm BiCMOS technology. Only one minor process modification was necessary to implement the PIN photodiodewith a diameter of 150μm. A minimum number of external components is needed for interfacing with standard PECL gates. At a maximum possible data rate of 625Mbit/s, a sensitivity of -22.7dBm was measured at an optical wavelength of 660nm. At a single-supply voltage of 5V, the power consumption of the complete receiver is less than 74mW. The overall chip size is 1763μm times 648μm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5952, Optical Fibers: Applications, 59520R (24 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.620627
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Förtsch, Vienna Univ. of Technology (Austria)
Horst Dietrich, Vienna Univ. of Technology (Austria)
Horst Zimmermann, Vienna Univ. of Technology (Austria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5952:
Optical Fibers: Applications
Leszek R. Jaroszewicz; Brian Culshaw; Anna Grazia Mignani, Editor(s)

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