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High sensitivity optical receivers for 1.0-1.4 µm fiber-optic systems

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5 Author(s)
Tomasetta, L.R. ; Science Center, Rockwell International, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA ; Law, H. ; Eden, Richard C. ; Deyhimy, I.
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The performance of high-speed, high-quantum-efficiency GaAlAsSb avalanche photodetectors suitable for a1.0-1.4 mum high-performance fiber-optical communication system is described. The incorporation of these APD's with state-of-the-art GaAs FET electronics can lead to hybrid integrated optical receivers with 10-20 times better sensitivity at a 100-MHz bandwidth than is available with germanium APD's.

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 11 )