Design and fabrication of a 1 Gb/s OEIC receiver for fiber-optic data link applications

Chian Gauh Shih, Wei Heng Chang, Jianshi Wang, Douglas W. Barlage, Chih Chong Teng, Milton Feng

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This paper describes a 1 Gb/s fully monolithic integrated GaAs OEIC receiver based on 0.6 μm gate length D-mode MESFET technology. The adoption of 0.85 μm short wavelength standard permits the integration of low capacitance MSM photodetectors and conventional electronic circuitry onto a single chip. Hence, the viability of low-cost manufacturing of high-speed optoelectronic devices will be improved. The design, fabrication, and testing of the receiver chip is discussed in detail. A BER of less than 10-9 at 1 Gb/s has been achieved for optical power of -20.5 dBm with a dynamic range of greater than 32 dB. This performance is sufficient for practical use in optical data link systems operating at gigabit/s data rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1480-1487
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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