40-Gbit/s 850-nm VCSEL-Based Full-CMOS Optical Link With Power-Data Rate Adaptivity

@article{Szilagyi201840Gbits8V,
  title={40-Gbit/s 850-nm VCSEL-Based Full-CMOS Optical Link With Power-Data Rate Adaptivity},
  author={Laszlo Szilagyi and Mohammad Mahdi Khafaji and Jan Pliva and Ronny Henker and Frank Ellinger},
  journal={IEEE Photonics Technology Letters},
  year={2018},
  volume={30},
  pages={611-613}
}
An optical link based on directly modulated vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) at 850-nm wavelength using commercial VCSEL and photodiode operating error-free BER < 10−12) at 40 Gbit/s is reported. The transmitter is implemented in a 14-nm FinFET CMOS while the receiver (RX) in 28-nm digital bulk-CMOS technologies. This is the fastest 850-nm… CONTINUE READING