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Recent advances in avalanche photodiode technology
Author(s): Michael R. Squillante; Jeffrey S. Gordon; Richard Farrell; Stefan A. Vasile; Kathleen Daley; Carlton E. Oakes; K. Vanderpuye
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Paper Abstract

Avalanche photodiodes (APDs) are solid state devices having an internal signal gain which gives them a better signal-to-noise ratio than standard photodiodes. Although they have been studied for years, recent advances in the fabrication techniques have allowed the construction of multielement arrays (up to 10 X 10) with high performance capability. This progress has resulted in increased potential for exploiting the advantages of APDs in a variety of important applications including measurements requiring fast response such as nuclear and high energy physics research, industrial nondestructive testing, medical instrumentation, and biomedical research using low energy particles. Recent experimental data characterizing APDs and APD arrays used as x-ray, particle, and low level light detectors are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2009, X-Ray Detector Physics and Applications II, (16 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.164749
Show Author Affiliations
Michael R. Squillante, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (United States)
Jeffrey S. Gordon, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (United States)
Richard Farrell, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (United States)
Stefan A. Vasile, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (United States)
Kathleen Daley, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (United States)
Carlton E. Oakes, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (United States)
K. Vanderpuye, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2009:
X-Ray Detector Physics and Applications II
Victor J. Orphan, Editor(s)

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