Development of CMOS integrated optical receiver for short-range data communication

Kei Kuwabara, Yoshinori Matsumoto

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Abstract

Reduction of the size and cost of optical receivers is important to the proliferation of optical communications technology for short-distance communications. In the present research, an integrated optical receiver is fabricated with a standard 0.35-μm CMOS process targeting the POF optical transmission system. A photodiode, a trans-impedance amplifier, a limiting amplifier, and a buffer are integrated in this optical receiver. The photodiode is formed with an N-well and a P-diffused layer of stripe configuration and has an optical receiving surface area of 150 × 150 μm and a response sensitivity of about 0.04 A/W (at a wavelength of 650 nm). In the CMOS process, the large junction capacitance of the photodiode is problematic. Therefore, the input impedance of the circuit is lowered by means of an RGC-type trans-impedance amplifier and LC resonance is suppressed by optimization of the package and circuit. The chip is mounted in a small ceramic package for measurement. Excellent eye patterns are obtained. The minimum receiving sensitivity for a bit error rate of less than 10 -9 is -10 dBm at 600 Mbit/s and -4.5 dBm at 1 Gbit/s.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-18
Number of pages9
JournalElectronics and Communications in Japan, Part II: Electronics (English translation of Denshi Tsushin Gakkai Ronbunshi)
Volume87
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec

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Optical receivers
Photodiodes
photodiodes
CMOS
receivers
amplifiers
communication
impedance
Communication
Networks (circuits)
sensitivity
Optical communication
bit error rate
Light transmission
Bit error rate
optical communication
Capacitance
buffers
capacitance
chips

Keywords

  • CMOS
  • Optical communications
  • Optical receiver
  • Photodiode
  • Trans-impedance amplifier

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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