Receiver based on Ge waveguide PD hybrid-integrated with CMOS amplifier shows an unprecedented data rate of 20Gbps, -7.1dBm sensitivity, and 7pJ/bit power efficiency. Further improvement is obtained with avalanche gain and feed-forward equalization.
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S. Assefa, B. G. Lee, C. Schow, W. M. Green, A. Rylyakov, R. A. John, and Y. A. Vlasov, "20Gbps Receiver Based on Germanium Photodetector Hybrid-Integrated with 90nm CMOS Amplifier," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper PDPB11.
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