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An overview of optical receiver module performance for eye-safe range finding, and lidar applications based on novel InGaAs APDs
Author(s): Bruno Dion; Saverio Di Tommaso; Patrick Lepage; Nick Bertone
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Paper Abstract

Interest in eye-safe range-finding and lidar applications at 1060nm and 1550nm has increased dramatically in the last couple of years. However, APD receiver module performance has remained constant. This paper will present results from the characterization of an eye-safe module based on novel ultra -low excess noise InGaAs APD’s. The design basics of the APD and circuit will be discussed, with key performance characteristics highlighted. The principle of APD excess noise will be reviewed, and the effect it has on receiver module performance will be illustrated. A comparison of module performance between different receiver modules will be summarized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 April 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5726, Semiconductor Photodetectors II, (7 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.605903
Show Author Affiliations
Bruno Dion, CMC Electronics, Inc. (Canada)
Saverio Di Tommaso, CMC Electronics, Inc. (Canada)
Patrick Lepage, CMC Electronics, Inc. (Canada)
Nick Bertone, OEC (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5726:
Semiconductor Photodetectors II
Marshall J. Cohen; Eustace L. Dereniak, Editor(s)

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