High-Speed Optical Receivers with Integrated Photodiode in Nanoscale CMOS [electronic resource] / by Filip Tavernier, Michiel Steyaert.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Analog Circuits and Signal Processing: 5Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 2011Description: XIV, 226 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781441999252Subject(s): Engineering | Electronics | Systems engineering | Engineering | Circuits and Systems | Electronics and Microelectronics, Instrumentation | Nanotechnology and MicroengineeringAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621.3815 LOC classification: TK7888.4Online resources: Click here to access online
Introduction -- Optical communication – A high-level perspective -- From light to electrical current – The photodiode -- From current to voltage – The transimpedance amplifier -- Increasing the speed – The equalizer -- Towards a rail-to-rail voltage – The post amplifier -- Chip implementations -- Conclusions.
This book describes the design of optical receivers that use the most economical integration technology, while enabling performance that is typically only found in very expensive devices. To achieve this, all necessary functionality, from light detection to digital output, is integrated on a single piece of silicon. All building blocks are thoroughly discussed, including photodiodes, transimpedance amplifiers, equalizers and post amplifiers. Provides a thorough explanation of all relevant aspects of receivers and optical receivers; Describes all key building blocks of an optical receiver and their design trade-offs; Introduces new design solutions for every building block in order to improve its performance; Illustrates all techniques and formulas with extensive examples and figures; Includes several real, state-of-the-art chip implementations