Optimization of smart pixel receivers

Daniel A. Van Blerkom, Chi Fan, Matthias Blume, Sadik C. Esener

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The design of the optical receiver is an integral part of any optical interconnection scheme. The performance and information handling capacity of the free-space optical link depend to a large extent on the receiver's gain, speed, power consumption, and area requirements. In general, these four parameters can be traded off against each other. A framework has been developed for modeling receivers based on digital CMOS technology, and optimizing the design to minimize either the optical power requirement or the total power requirement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2
Number of pages2
JournalLEOS Summer Topical Meeting
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE/LEOS Summer Topical Meeting - Keystone, CO, USA
Duration: Aug 5 1996Aug 9 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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