We report the development of ultrasensitive, high gain and low excess noise APD photoreceivers with sensitivities of -35.5 dBm at 2.488 Gbps and 10-10 BER and the potential for 6-12 dB enhancement at higher speeds.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
(040.0040) Detectors : Detectors
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits
(040.1345) Detectors : Avalanche photodiodes (APDs)
O. A. Aina, A. Fathimulla, and H. Hier, "Ultrasensitive APD Photoreceivers for GPON and Long Haul Optical Transmission," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JThA27.
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