Tuned Optical Front-End MMIC Amplifiers for a Coherent Optical Receiver

Anders Kongstad Petersen, A M Jagd

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Two low noise tuned optical front-end GaAs MESFET MMIC amplifiers for a coherent optical CPFSK (Continuous Phase Frequency Shift Keying) receiver are presented. The receiver operates at 2.5 Gbit/s at an IF of approx. 9 GHz. The front-ends are based on full-custom designed MMICs and a commercially available GaInAs/InP pin photo diode. The procedure for measuring the transimpedance and the equivalent input noise current density is outlined in this paper and demonstrated using one of the MMICs. The MMICs were fabricated using the Plessey F20 process by GEC-Marconi through the ESPRIT programme EUROCHIP, and they both occupy 2 mm2.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd European Microwave Conference
VolumeVolume 2
Publication date1992
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Event22nd European Microwave Conference - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 5 Sep 19929 Sep 1992
Conference number: 22


Conference22nd European Microwave Conference
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