High Speed Circuits for Optical Networks

  • K. Pedrotti
  • K. C. Wang
  • S. Beccue
  • R. Pierson
  • A. Price
  • K. Runge
  • D. Wu
  • R. Yu
  • P. Zampardi
Conference paper

Abstract

Optical networks and their requirement for ever-increasing data rates provide a continuing challenge for electronic circuits. Here we review a number of circuits, implemented in Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors (HBTs), and technologies that have been developed for 40 Gbit/s optical interconnection. These approaches include, multielement arrays for freespace, or guided transmission, Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) of several channels onto different wavelengths, and circuits that attempt to realized 40 Gbit/sec modulation rates directly by Time Division Multiplexing (TDM). The circuit design challenges presented by these various approaches to 40 Gbit transmission will be covered as well.

Keywords

GaAs Production Line Polyimide NiCr 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Pedrotti
    • 1
  • K. C. Wang
    • 1
  • S. Beccue
    • 2
  • R. Pierson
    • 1
  • A. Price
    • 1
  • K. Runge
    • 1
  • D. Wu
    • 1
  • R. Yu
    • 1
  • P. Zampardi
    • 1
  1. 1.Rockwell Science CenterThousand OaksUSA
  2. 2.Terabit TechnologyOxnardUSA

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