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Integrated Bidirectional Fiber Optic Repeater

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052064D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Bachtold, W Scheel, HJ [+details]

Abstract

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.