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Advances in Optical Technologies
Volume 2008, Article ID 196572, 5 pages
Research Article

High-Speed Near Infrared Optical Receivers Based on Ge Waveguide Photodetectors Integrated in a CMOS Process

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad, CA 92011, USA

Received 2 December 2007; Revised 8 March 2008; Accepted 4 April 2008

Academic Editor: Pavel Cheben

Copyright © 2008 Gianlorenzo Masini et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We discuss our approach to monolithic intergration of Ge photodectors with CMOS electronics for high-speed optical transceivers. Receivers based on Ge waveguide photodetectors achieve a sensitivity of 14.2 dBm (  bit error rate (BER)) at 10 Gbps and 1550 nm.