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Integrated Transversal Equalizers in High-Speed Fiber-Optic Systems

Wu, Hui and Tierno, Jose A. and Pepeljugoski, Petar and Schaub, Jeremy and Gowda, Sudhir and Kash, Jeffrey A. and Hajimiri, Ali (2003) Integrated Transversal Equalizers in High-Speed Fiber-Optic Systems. IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, 38 (12). pp. 2131-2137. ISSN 0018-9200.

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Intersymbol interference (ISI) caused by intermodal dispersion in multimode fibers is the major limiting factor in the achievable data rate or transmission distance in high-speed multimode fiber-optic links for local area networks applications. Compared with optical-domain and other electrical-domain dispersion compensation methods, equalization with transversal filters based on distributed circuit techniques presents a cost-effective and low-power solution. The design of integrated distributed transversal equalizers is described in detail with focus on delay lines and gain stages. This seven-tap distributed transversal equalizer prototype has been implemented in a commercial 0.18-µm SiGe BiCMOS process for 10-Gb/s multimode fiber-optic links. A seven-tap distributed transversal equalizer reduces the ISI of a 10-Gb/s signal after 800 m of 50-µm multimode fiber from 5 to 1.38 dB, and improves the bit-error rate from about 10^-5 to less than 10^-12.

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Subject Keywords:Dispersion, distributed circuit, equalization, fiber-optic communications, transversal filter
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