We report the fastest (17Gb/s) and lowest-voltage (1.8V) all-silicon CMOS optical receiver to date, based on a germanium-on-SOI photodiode. The 12.5-Gb/s sensitivity at 850nm is -12.7dBm (BER=10-12), with a power consumption as low as 50mW.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.5160) Optical devices : Photodetectors
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits
L. Schares, C. L. Schow, S. J. Koester, G. Dehlinger, R. A. John, and F. E. Doany, " A 17-Gb/s Low-Power Optical Receiver Using a Ge-on-SOI Photodiode with a 0.13-µm CMOS IC," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper PDP27.
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