1.25 Gbit/s over 50 m step-index plastic optical fiber using a fully integrated optical receiver with an integrated equalizer

Mohamed Atef, Robert Swoboda, Horst Zimmermann

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Abstract

A single-chip optical receiver with an integrated equalizer is used to achieve a high performance gigabit transmission over step-index plastic optical fiber (SI-POF). The integrated equalizer can compensate for different POF lengths up to 50 m. The integrated optical receiver is fabricated in a low-cost silicon 0.6 μ m BiCMOS technology and has a power consumption of 100 mW. Real-time transmission at data rates of 1.8 Gbit/s over 20 m SI-POF and 1.25 Gbit/s over 50 m SI-POF with high sensitivities and BER of 10 -9 is achieved. The optical transmitter is based on an edge emitting laser.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6104083
Pages (from-to)118-122
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Equalization
  • integrated optical receiver
  • large-area integrated photodiode
  • step-index plastic optical fiber (SI-POF)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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