This paper presents a 10 Gb/s avalanche- photodiode-based DC-coupled reshaping and reamplifying (2R) burst-mode receiver with on-chip auto-reset generation and multiple data rate support, designed for 10G-GPONs. A short 2R settling time of 75 ns (150 ns for lower-rate operation), a high receiver sensitivity of −31.3 dBm, and a large loud/soft ratio of 25.3 dB are demonstrated at 2.5/5/10 Gb/s in burst-mode operation. Allowing multi-rate operation without external reset signals, it shows great potential for use in emerging symmetric 10G-GPON systems and allows for more flexible future optical access networks.
© 2012 OSA
Original Manuscript: June 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 4, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 17, 2012
Published: October 16, 2012
Xin Yin, Xing-Zhi Qiu, Jan Gillis, Jasmien Put, Jochen Verbrugghe, Johan Bauwelinck, Jan Vandewege, Heinz Krimmel, Dora van Veen, Peter Vetter, and Frank Chang, "Experiments on a 10 Gb/s Fast-Settling High-Sensitivity Burst-Mode Receiver With On-Chip Auto-Reset for 10G-GPONs [Invited]," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 4, B68-B76 (2012)