N-over-N cascode push–pull modulator driver in 130 nm CMOS enabling 20 Gbit/s optical interconnection with Mach-Zehnder modulator

Shenghao Liu, Ke Li, Peter Wilson, David Thomson, Graham Reed

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Abstract

The N-over-N cascode push-pull modulator driver is demonstrated at 20 Gbit/s with IBM 130 nm technology. Electro-optical measurement of the modulator driver integrated with a Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM) is also presented. This modulator driver achieves 50 Ω output impedance matching (for the MZM) with on-chip termination. The power consumption of the modulator driver is 312 mW and the output swing is 3.4 Vpp on the differential.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1900-1902
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Volume51
Issue number23
Early online date5 Nov 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2015

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N-over-N cascode push–pull modulator driver in 130 nm CMOS enabling 20 Gbit/s optical interconnection with Mach-Zehnder modulator. / Liu, Shenghao; Li, Ke; Wilson, Peter; Thomson, David; Reed, Graham.

In: Electronics Letters, Vol. 51, No. 23, 05.11.2015, p. 1900-1902.

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