Abstract

We report the fastest (17Gb/s) and lowest-voltage (1.8V) all-silicon CMOS optical receiver to date, based on a germanium-on-SOI photodiode. The 12.5-Gb/s sensitivity at 850nm is -12.7dBm (BER=10-12), with a power consumption as low as 50mW.

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