Discovery Semiconductors introduces quad photodiode arrays for optical communications

EWING, N.J., 3 Feb. 2009. Discovery Semiconductors Inc. in Ewing, N.J., is introducing four-element quad indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) photodiode arrays for 40- and 100-gigabit-per-second optical communications.

Feb 3rd, 2009

EWING, N.J., 3 Feb. 2009.Discovery Semiconductors Inc.
in Ewing, N.J., is introducing four-element quad indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) photodiode arrays for 40- and 100-gigabit-per-second optical communications.

The Quad PD Arrays consist of four photodiodes monolithically integrated on a common indium phosphide (InP) substrate, and are fabricated using a low FIT rate InGaAs/InP semiconductor process.

The Quad PD Array consists of either 10-, 30-, 40-, or 50-micron diameter photodiodes. The individual RF bandwidth of the photodiodes is 10, 15, 20, or 40 GHz. The top illuminated photodiodes work for 1.3-micron as well as 1.5-micron based communication systems.

The optical power handling of each photodiode exceeds +12dBm for coherent systems requiring high optical LO power. The target applications include 100-gigabit-per-second long-haul pol-mux (D)QPSK, 40-gigabit-per-second long-haul (D)QPSK, and 40G/100G parallel networking.

The Quad PD Array can be configured as a 4-channel receiver or as a 4-channel balanced receiver using two arrays. The Quad PD Array is available as a module with single-mode fiber pigtails with GPPO or coplanar waveguide RF outputs, and is available with or without integrated transimpedance amplifiers.

For more information contact Discover Semiconductors online at www.chipsat.com.

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