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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2013
  • pp: 22962–22973

Silicon photonics-wireless interface ICs for micro-/millimeter-wave fiber-wireless networks

Minsu Ko, Myung-Jae Lee, Holger Rücker, and Woo-Young Choi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 22962-22973 (2013)

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We present two types of Si photonics-wireless interface (PWI) integrated circuits (ICs) realized in standard Si technology. Our PWI ICs convert optical signals into radio-frequency (RF) signals for downlink remote antenna units in fiber-wireless networks. Characterization and modeling of Si avalanche photodetectors (APDs) fabricated in two different Si technologies are carried out and used for PWI IC design. A 5-GHz RF-over-fiber PWI IC composed of APD, preamplifier, and power amplifier (PA) is fabricated in 0.18-μm CMOS technology and its performance is verified by 54-Mb/s wireless local area network data transmission. A 60-GHz baseband-over-fiber PWI IC containing APD, baseband photoreceiver, 60-GHz binary phase-shift keying (BPSK) modulator, and 60-GHz PA is realized in 0.25-μm SiGe BiCMOS technology. Error-free transmission of 1.6-Gb/s BPSK data in 60 GHz with this PWI IC is successfully achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(040.6040) Detectors : Silicon
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits
(250.1345) Optoelectronics : Avalanche photodiodes (APDs)
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Integrated Microwave Photonics

Original Manuscript: June 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 8, 2013
Published: September 23, 2013

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Minsu Ko, Myung-Jae Lee, Holger Rücker, and Woo-Young Choi, "Silicon photonics-wireless interface ICs for micro-/millimeter-wave fiber-wireless networks," Opt. Express 21, 22962-22973 (2013)

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