10 June 2004 High dynamic range integrated 10 Gb/s receiver
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We report performance characteristics for High Dynamic Range Integrated (HDRI) 10 Gb/s receiver. The receiver is based on hybrid integration of a MEMS actuator and 10 Gb/s photodetector in a differential output coplanar package. A free space micro-optics approach provides a compact coupling scheme with minimal insertion loss and packaging complexity. The presented integration concept is compatible with both P-I-N and avalanche photodiodes (APD). When packaged with an APD, the HDRI 10 Gb/s receiver demonstrates a dynamic range in excess of 40 dB with typical back-to-back sensitivity of -25 dBm with a 231-1 PRBS 10 Gb/s data stream using NRZ format. The HDRI receiver provides a cost-effective alternative to a discretely packaged variable optical attenuator (VOA) and 10 Gb/s receiver combination, resulting in substantial reduction in size, fiber management, and total insertion loss. The HDRI receiver may be used in both long haul and dynamic metro networks.
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Yakov G. Soskind, Scott Hart, George Kyriakopoulos, Jeff Perkins, Bryan Ranes, Alexey Turukhin, Tom Wall, "High dynamic range integrated 10 Gb/s receiver", Proc. SPIE 5358, Photonics Packaging and Integration IV, (10 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.529071; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.529071
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