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Simple common-collector full-monolithic preamplifier for 560 Mbit/s optical transmission

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4 Author(s)
Yamashita, K. ; Hitachi Ltd., Central Research Laboratory, Kokubunji, Japan ; Kinoshita, T. ; Maeda, M. ; Nakazato, K.

A simple common-collector full-monolithic preamplifier is developed using an advanced 3 ¿m Si-bipolar IC technology SICOS. The amplifier characteristics are a 650 MHz bandwidth and a 5.2 pA/¿(Hz) equivalent input noise current at a 3 k¿ transimpedance. Measured optical sensitivity of a front end consisting of the amplifier and a Ge-APD is ¿36.2 dBm for an error rate of 10¿9 at a 560 Mbit/s bit rate and 1.3 ¿m wavelength.

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Electronics Letters  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 3 )