High frequency optical integrated circuit design and first iteration realisation in standard silicon CMOS integrated circuitry

L. W. Snyman, A. Bogalecki, L. M. Canning, M. Du Plessis, H. Aharoni

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Abstract

A prototype silicon CMOS optical integrated circuit (Si CMOS OEIC) was designed and simulated using standard 0.8 micron Bi-CMOS silicon integrated circuit technology. The circuit consisted of an integrated silicon light emitting source, an optical wave-guiding structure, two integrated optical detectors and two high-gain CMOS trans-impedance based analogue amplifiers. Simulations with MicroSim PSpice software predict a typical mean bandwidth capability of 185 MHz for the trans-impedance amplifier for detected photo-currents at the input of the amplifier in the range of 1 nA to 100 nA and driving a 10 kΩ load. First iteration waveguiding structures were realised in 1.2 micron CMOS technology for various source-waveguide-detector arrangements. Signal coupling ranging from 1 nA to 1 micron was detected at the detectors. The technology seems favourable for first-iteration implementations as diverse opto-electronic applications in silicon - CMOS integrated circuitry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th IEEE International Symposium on Electron Devices for Microwave and Optoelectronic Applications, EDMO 2002
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages77-82
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0780375300
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event10th IEEE International Symposium on Electron Devices for Microwave and Optoelectronic Applications, EDMO 2002 - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Nov 200219 Nov 2002

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Electron Devices for Microwave and Optoelectronic Applications
Volume2002-January

Conference

Conference10th IEEE International Symposium on Electron Devices for Microwave and Optoelectronic Applications, EDMO 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period18/11/0219/11/02

Keywords

  • CMOS technology
  • Circuit simulation
  • Frequency
  • Integrated circuit synthesis
  • Integrated circuit technology
  • Integrated optics
  • Optical amplifiers
  • Silicon
  • Stimulated emission
  • Virtual prototyping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)

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