p-i-n/f.e.t. hybrid optical receiver for longer-wavelength optical communication systems

p-i-n/f.e.t. hybrid optical receiver for longer-wavelength optical communication systems

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Preliminary results are reported on the first GaInAs p-i-n/f.e.t. hybrid optical receiver for longer-wavelength optical communication systems. The GaInAs photodiode has a capacitance of 0.3 pF and quantum efficiency of 25%, and gives a receiver sensitivity for a 140 Mbit/s n.r.z. system at 1.24 μm of −40.7 dBm for a 10−9 error rate.


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