Silicon Photo-Receivers

  • Horst ZimmermannEmail author
Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 94)


The properties of photodiodes being exploitable in standard bipolar, CMOS, and BiCMOS technologies are summarized. In addition examples of advanced photodiodes will be introduced in order to show how the properties of integrated photodiodes can be improved significantly by minor process modifications. Furthermore, examples of optoelectronic integrated circuits (OEICs) for such important applications like optical storage systems and optical fiber receivers are described. New trends for the circuit topology of digital-video-disk (DVD) and digital-video-recording (DVR) read-OEICs are covered. Progress of OEIC receivers for optical data transmission and communication as well as optical interconnects is also summarized.


42.70.-a; 84.40.Ua; 85.60.-q; 42.82.-m; 85.85.+j 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vienna University of Technology, 1040 ViennaAustria

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