Articles | Volume 6
26 May 2008
 | 26 May 2008

High-End Silicon PDICs

H. Zimmermann

Abstract. An overview on integrated silicon photodiodes and photodiode integrated circuits (PDICs) or optoelectronic integrated circuits (OEICs) for optical storage systems (OSS) and fiber receivers is given. It is demonstrated, that by using low-cost silicon technologies high-performance OEICs being true competitors for some III/V-semiconductor OEICs can be realized. OSS-OEICs with bandwidths of up to 380 MHz and fiber receivers with maximum data rates of up to 11 Gbps are described. Low-cost data comm receivers for plastic optical fibers (POF) as well as new circuit concepts for OEICs and highly parallel optical receivers are described also in the following.