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Photodetectors for fiber optic communication systems
Author(s): M. Jamal Deen; R. H. Steve Hardy; Yegao Xiao
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a brief overview of some of the common high-speed and high-sensitivity photodetectors. These devices are the key components in long-haul, high bit-rate fiber optic communication systems. In this paper, while we describe several types of photodetectors, we concentrate on avalanche photodiodes since they are the current preferred candidates for high bit-rate long-haul fiber optic communication systems. We describe and compare some analytical and stochastic modeling results with experimental data and conclude with a discussion of some state-of-the-art results on photodetectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 April 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3666, International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics: Selected Papers from Photonics India '98, (28 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.347950
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M. Jamal Deen, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
R. H. Steve Hardy, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
Yegao Xiao, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3666:
International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics: Selected Papers from Photonics India '98
Anurag Sharma; Banshi Dhar Gupta; Ajoy K. Ghatak, Editor(s)

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