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High-Speed Communication Detector Characterization By Bit Error Rate Measurements
Author(s): Samuel I. Green
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Paper Abstract

Performance data taken on several candidate high data rate laser communications photo-detectors is presented. Measurements of bit error rate versus signal level were made in both a 1064 nm system at 400 Mbps and a 532 nm system at 500 Mbps. RCA silicon avalanche photodiodes are superior at 1064 nm, but the Rockwell hybrid 3-5 avalanche photodiode preamplifiers offer potentially superior performance. Varian dynamic crossed field photo-multipliers are superior at 532 nm, however the RCA silicon avalanche photodiode is a close contender.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1978
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0150, Laser and Fiber Optics Communications, (21 December 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956697
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Samuel I. Green, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0150:
Laser and Fiber Optics Communications
Monte Ross, Editor(s)

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