Ultra Fast Response AC-Coupled Burst-Mode Receiver with High Sensitivity and Wide Dynamic Range for 10G-EPON System

Kazutaka HARA  Shunji KIMURA  Hirotaka NAKAMURA  Naoto YOSHIMOTO  Hisaya HADAMA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E94-B    No.7    pp.1845-1852
Publication Date: 2011/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E94.B.1845
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section INVITED PAPER (Joint Special Section on Opto-electronics and Communications for Future Optical Network)
10G class access network,  burst-mode receiver,  passive optical network,  transient-phenomena cancellation,  

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A 10-Gbit/s-class ac-coupled average-detection-type burst-mode receiver (B-Rx) with an ultra fast response and a high tolerance to the long consecutive identical digits has been developed. Key features of the circuit design are the baseline-wander common-mode rejection technique and the inverted distortion technique adopted in the limiting amplifier to cope with both the fast response and the high tolerance. Our B-Rx with newly developed limiting amplifier IC achieved a settling time of less than 150 ns, a sensitivity of -29.8 dBm, and a dynamic range of 23.8 dB with a 231-1 pseudo random bit sequences. Moreover, we also describe several potential B-Rx applications. We achieved better performance by applying the proposed systems to our B-Rx.