MSM-based integrated CMOS wavelength-tunable optical receiver

R. Chen, H. Chin, D.A.B. Miller, Kai Ma, J.S. Harris
2005 IEEE Photonics Technology Letters  
We demonstrate a novel GaAs-metal-semiconductor-metal (MSM)-based wavelength-selective photodetector integrated with its complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) driver and receiver. This receiver has 1-ns wavelength switching access time and has been shown to detect 4 bits of 460-Mb/s (2.17-ns bit period) emulated data in nonreturn-to-zero format during the enabled 8.68-ns windows. The demonstrated channel spacing is 70.8 GHz. To our knowledge, this is the fastest reported wavelength
more » ... ching time for a tunable optical receiver. Index Terms-Dense wavelength-division multiplexing, metal-semiconductor-metal (MSM) photodetector, optical access network, optical code-division multiple-access, reconfigurable wavelength-division multiplexing network, telecommunication, tunable filter, tunable optical receiver, tunable photodetector.
doi:10.1109/lpt.2005.846579 fatcat:4ssddtyyw5cnzk6etrw67qflfm