The CMOS Optical Receiver

  • Mark Ingels
  • Michiel Steyaert
Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Microelectronics book series (MICROELECTR., volume 14)


The optical receiver is one of the key elements of an optical fiber telecommunication system. It converts the optical power coming from the fiber back into an electrical signal that is then further processed by electronic circuits. Hereto, the receiver contains an optical to electrical converter, mostly a photodiode, followed by one or more amplifier stages.


Optical Receiver Input Capacitance Dominant Pole Feedback Resistor Voltage Amplifier 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Ingels
    • 1
  • Michiel Steyaert
    • 2
  1. 1.STMicroelectronics Belgium N.V.ZaventemBelgium
  2. 2.Katholieke Universiteit Leuven ESAT-MICASLeuvenBelgium

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