1 March 1992 DC-1Gb/s burst mode receiver for optical bus applications
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This paper describes the characteristics and performance of a high speed, burst mode compatible receiver for optical bus or packet communications. It employs a Si bipolar differential transimpedance amplifier, a threshold tracking control circuit, and a dc-coupled ECL compatible quantizer (decision circuit). To cope with intermittent data packets, the threshold control circuit can capture data amplitude and set the logic threshold in about 1 ns. Using an avalanche photodiode, the typical receiver sensitivity is -37.5 dBm (10-9 BER) at bit rates up to 900 Mb/s, with a dynamic range of 23 db for both pseudo-random and burst-mode signals. At 1 Gb/s, the sensitivity is -35 dBm. With a worst case reset time < 100 ns for the threshold control circuit, this receiver can be used for optical bus applications where data signals with varying optical power are employed.
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Yusuke Ota, Robert G. Swartz, V. D. Archer, "DC-1Gb/s burst mode receiver for optical bus applications", Proc. SPIE 1577, High-Speed Fiber Networks and Channels, (1 March 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.134918; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.134918
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