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Title:Design, Analysis and Simulation of Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits (Oeics) and Subsystems
Author(s):Morikuni, James Jiro
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Kang, S.M.
Department / Program:Electrical Engineering
Discipline:Electrical Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
Abstract:Over the past several decades, the field of optoelectronics has grown from a few laboratory experiments into an entire industry; in particular, because of the superior transmission characteristics of optical fiber, optical communications has become a field of its own. While its most easily recognized application is long-distance fiber-optic telecommunications, the concept of optical communications has been applied on smaller scales as well, including computer-to-computer optical networks, board-to-board optical buses or backplanes, and even chip-to-chip or gate-to-gate optical interconnections. Regardless of the application, however, every optoelectronic communication system consists of three components: the transmitter, the transmission medium and the receiver.
This thesis addresses issues involved in the design of components for short-distance optical interconnections at the network level and below. While optical fiber and/or optical waveguides have become the medium of choice for optical transmission, the optimum choice of transmitter and receiver is not as clear. There is currently a large gap between optoelectronic device research and optoelectronic systems research. This thesis bridges that gap by considering the transmitter and receiver subsystems not only from a circuit/component perspective, but from the device and system levels as well. Although the loss minimum of optical fiber is at 1.55 $\mu$m, because of the short distances involved, the subsystems presented in this thesis utilize 850 nm, GaAs-based devices.
The photoreceiver and transmitter subsystems are discussed in great detail, not only at the design level, but from a systems perspective as well. This thesis presents various optoelectronic device and circuit technologies and then evaluates their implications on system-level performance. Also addressed in this work are the topics of photoreceiver and laser noise. While a vertically integrated circuit- and system-level CAD environment is presented for the modeling and simulation of laser diodes and laser noise, an improved theory is presented for the modeling of photoreceiver noise.
Issue Date:1994
Description:266 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI9503277
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-16
Date Deposited:1994

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