Highly Sensitive Optical Receivers

  • Kerstin Schneider
  • Horst Zimmermann

Part of the Springer Series in ADVANCED MICROELECTRONICS book series (MICROELECTR., volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Pages 1-3
  3. Pages 5-11
  4. Pages 13-34
  5. Pages 35-41
  6. Pages 85-113
  7. Pages 115-138
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 183-196

About this book


Highly Sensitive Optical Receivers primarily treats the circuit design of optical receivers with external photodiodes. Continuous-mode and burst-mode receivers are compared. The monograph first summarizes the basics of III/V photodetectors, transistor and noise models, bit-error rate, sensitivity and analog circuit design, thus enabling readers to understand the circuits described in the main part of the book. In order to cover the topic comprehensively, detailed descriptions of receivers for optical data communication in general and, in particular, optical burst-mode receivers in deep-sub-µm CMOS are presented. Numerous detailed and elaborate illustrations facilitate better understanding.


CMOS Circuit design Microelectronics Optical Sensors Optical communication Optoelectronics Photodiode Transistor basics communication integrated circuit

Authors and affiliations

  • Kerstin Schneider
    • 1
  • Horst Zimmermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Electrical Measurements and Circuit DesignVienna University of TechnologyWienAustria

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