Photonic integrated receiver for 40 Gbit/s transmission

B. Mason, S. Chandrasekhar, A. Ougazzaden, C. Lentz, J. M. Geary, L. L. Buhl, L. Peticolas, K. Glogovsky, J. M. Freund, L. Reynolds, G. Przybylek, F. Walters, A. Sirenko, J. Boardman, T. Kercher, M. Rader, J. Grenko, D. Monroe, L. Ketelsen

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A novel 40 Gbit/s optical receiver is presented. The device consists of a waveguide photodiode integrated with a semiconductor optical amplifier. The receiver has a small signal bandwidth of 39 GHz and a conversion gain of more than 800 V/W. A back-to-back sensitivity of -17 dBm has been demonstrated for non-return to zero data transmission at 40 Gbit/s. A sensitivity of -32 dBm or 110 photons/bit has been realised for 40 Gbit/s return to zero transmission with an erbium doped fibre preamplifier and an optical filter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1196-1197
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number20
StatePublished - Sep 26 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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