A single-fiber bidirectional optical link using colocated emitters and detectors

Journal Article

This letter reports the bonding of a small, thin-film GaAs-based emitter onto a larger silicon detector to realize spatial colocation of the emitter and detector. These colocated devices enable single fiber bidirectional communication between the two analog/digital silicon circuits that contain the emitter/detector pairs. Bidirectional communication between two of these circuits is demonstrated with a single plastic optical fiber.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cross, J; Lopez-Lagunas, A; Buchanan, B; Carastro, L; Wang, S-C; Jokerst, NM; Wills, S; Brooke, M; Ingram, MA

Published Date

  • 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1385 - 1387

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1041-1135

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/68.536663