An integrated 12.5-Gb/s optoelectronic receiver with a silicon avalanche photodetector in standard SiGe BiCMOS technology

Jin Sung Youn, Myung Jae Lee, Kang Yeob Park, Holger Rücker, Woo Young Choi

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Abstract

An optoelectronic integrated circuit (OEIC) receiver is realized with standard 0.25-μm SiGe BiCMOS technology for 850-nm optical interconnect applications. The OEIC receiver consists of a Si avalanche photodetector, a transimpedance amplifier with a DC-balanced buffer, a tunable equalizer, and a limiting amplifier. The fabricated OEIC receiver successfully detects 12.5-Gb/s 231-1 pseudorandom bit sequence optical data with the bit-error rate less than 10-12 at incident optical power of -7 dBm. The OEIC core has 1000 μm × 280 μm chip area, and consumes 59 mW from 2.5-V supply. To the best of our knowledge, this OEIC receiver achieves the highest data rate with the smallest sensitivity as well as the best power efficiency among integrated OEIC receivers fabricated with standard Si technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28153-28162
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Express
Volume20
Issue number27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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