This thesis describes high-speed photodiodes in standard CMOS technology which allow monolithic integration of optical receivers for short-haul communication. The electronics for (multiple users) long-haul communication is very expensive (InP, GaAs), but the usage is justified by the large number of users. For short distance communication, the number of users is small, and more cost-effective solutions were needed. An integrated optical receiver in standard CMOS technology is a viable candidate.
|Award date||1 Dec 2004|
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2004|