Design of low power 4×40 Gb/s laser diode driver for parallel optical transmission systems

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.


  1. 1

    Kromer C, Sialm G, Morf T, et al. A 100 mW 4×10 Gb/s transceiver in 80 nm CMOS for high-density optical interconnects. IEEE J Solid-State Circ, 2005, 40: 2667–2679

    Article  Google Scholar 

  2. 2

    Schow C L, Doany F E, Chen C, et al. Low-power 16×10 Gb/s bi-directional single chip CMOS optical transceivers operating at < 5 mW/Gb/s/link. IEEE J Solid-State Circ, 2009, 44: 301–313

    Article  Google Scholar 

  3. 3

    Chen Y M, Zhu L, Zhang L, et al. 4-channel, 40 Gb/s front-end amplifier for parallel optical receiver in 0.18 µm CMOS. Sci China Inf Sci, 2013, 56: 042402

    MathSciNet  Google Scholar 

  4. 4

    Aroca R A, Voinigescu S P. A large swing, 40-Gb/s SiGe BiCMOS driver with adjustable pre-emphasis for data transmission over 75-ohm coaxial cable. In: Proceedings of IEEE Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Symposium, Portland, 2007. 1–4

    Google Scholar 

  5. 5

    Sedighi B, Scheytt J C. 40 Gb/s VCSEL driver IC with a new output current and pre-emphasis adjustment method. In: Proceedings of Digest of IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, Montreal, 2012. 1–3

    Google Scholar 

  6. 6

    Kucharski D, Kwark Y, Kuchta D, et al. A 20 Gb/s VCSEL driver with pre-emphasis and regulated output impedance in 0.13 µm CMOS. In: Proceedings of Digest of IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conf, San Francisco, 2005. 222–223

    Google Scholar 

  7. 7

    Schick C, Feger T, Sonmez E, et al. Broadband SiGe HBT amplifier concepts for 40 Gbit/s fiber-optic communication systems. In: Proceedings of European Microwave Conference, Paris, 2005. 113–116

    Google Scholar 

Download references


This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61674032), National Basic Research Program of China (973) (Grant No. 2011AA010301), and GF SiGe BiCMOS technology. Authors would like to thank GF researcher Mrs. Amanda Wang, and MOSIS supporters Mr. Yuanquan and Mr. Yaonan for their foundry technical solutions during circuit design and tapeout.

Author information



Corresponding author

Correspondence to Yingmei Chen.

Additional information

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Chen, Y., Zhang, Z., Li, J. et al. Design of low power 4×40 Gb/s laser diode driver for parallel optical transmission systems. Sci. China Inf. Sci. 60, 088401 (2017).

Download citation

  • 088401