A Monolithic Common-Collector Front-End Optical Preamplifier

Martin J.N. Sibley, Rodney T. Unwin, David R. Smith, Bruce A. Boxall, Richard J. Hawkins

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A monolithic transimpedance preamplifier has been developed having a common-collector cascode configuration with shunt feedback, using an advanced bipolar IC process. The measured sensitivity was -35.0 dBm at 140 Mbit/s for an error rate of 10−9 and a p-i-n photodiode responsivity of 0.5 A/W.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-15
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1985

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    Sibley, M. J. N., Unwin, R. T., Smith, D. R., Boxall, B. A., & Hawkins, R. J. (1985). A Monolithic Common-Collector Front-End Optical Preamplifier. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 3(1), 13-15. https://doi.org/10.1109/JLT.1985.1074162