CLEO-SI 2011
Conference paper

Hybrid-integrated germanium photodetector and CMOS receiver operating at 15 Gb/s


A waveguide-integrated metal-semiconductor-metal photodetector is integrated with an analog 90-nm CMOS receiver. Error-free 15-Gb/s operation is achieved with an efficiency of 4.7 pJ/bit and a sensitivity of -8 dBm average power. ©2011 Optical Society of America.