A silicon balanced subharmonic optoelectronic mixer for 60-GHz fiber-wireless downlink application

Minsu Ko, Jae Young Kim, Myung Jae Lee, Holger Rücker, Woo Young Choi

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We demonstrate a 60-GHz fiber-wireless downlink using a balanced subharmonic optoelectronic mixer based on a silicon avalanche photodiode (APD) pair fabricated with standard 0.25-μm bipolar complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor technology. Conversion efficiency of this new type of optoelectronic mixer is 11 dB better than that of the previously reported single APD mixer. We achieve downlink transmission of 25-Mb/s 32 quadrature-amplitude modulation data with the minimum error-vector magnitude of 2.4%.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6029414
Pages (from-to)1805-1807
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Manuscript received July 09, 2011; revised August 24, 2011; accepted September 14, 2011. Date of publication September 26, 2011; date of current version November 11, 2011. This work (2010-0014798) was supported by the Mid-career Researcher Program through an NRF grant funded by the MEST.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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