Integrated Bidirectional Fiber Optic Repeater
Original Publication Date: 1981-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
For optical fiber communication systems a repeater is built as an integrated device structure. For example, on a substrate there are vertically combined a first laser and a first photodiode, a second laser and a second photodiode. On top there are field-effect transistors. The sandwich structure is directly coupled to optical fibers.