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A large bandwidth monolithically integrated photoreceiver for 1.5-/spl mu/m wavelength operation was fabricated using a stacked structure of waveguide p-i-n photodiode layers and InAlAs-InGaAs high-electron mobility transistor (HEMT) layers grown using a single-step metal-organic vapor-phase epitaxy. The monolithic receiver optoelectronic integrated circuit (OEIC) consists of a waveguide p-i-n photodiode with a high responsivity of 0.5 A/W and a HEMT distributed amplifier. It has a bandwidth of 46.5 GHz, which is the largest yet reported for a long-wavelength receiver OEIC, and exhibits a clear eye opening at 40 Gb/s. This excellent performance is very attractive for use in high-speed optical transmission systems and millimeter-wave fiber-radio systems.
Date of Publication: Aug. 1998