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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 Degree: Ph.D. Genre: Dissertation 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 Type: Text Description: 266 p.Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994. URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/72027 Other Identifier(s): (UMI)AAI9503277 Date Available in IDEALS: 2014-12-16 Date Deposited: 1994
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