InP DHBT Integrated Circuits for Fiber-Optic High-Speed Applications

Jean GODIN
Agnieszka KONCZYKOWSKA
Muriel RIET
Jacques MOULU
Philippe BERDAGUER
Filipe JORGE

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E89-C    No.7    pp.883-890
Publication Date: 2006/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e89-c.7.883
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Heterostructure Microelectronics with TWHM2005)
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Keyword: 
mixed-signal ICs,  very high speed ICs,  VHSIC,  InP DHBT,  optical transmission system,  

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Summary: 
Various mixed-signal very-high-speed integrated circuits have been developed using InP DHBTs. These circuits have been designed for fiber-optic 43 Gbit/s transmissions applications. They include: on the transmitting side, a clocked driver and an EAM driver, as well as a PSBT/DQPSK precoder; on the receiving side, a sensitive decision circuit, a limiting amplifier and an eye monitor. System experiments made possible by these circuits include a 6 Tbit/s transmission on >6000 km distance.