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Detectors For The 1.1-1.6 µm Spectral Region
Author(s): C. E. Hurwitz
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Paper Abstract

The current state of the art of photodetectors, both PIN and avalanche, for 1.1-1.6μm operation is reviewed. The devices are compared as components of optical receivers using several different types of amplifiers. GaInAsP/InP PIN and APD detectors are shown to be clearly superior to Ge devices with respect to dark current and potentially so with respect to other sources of noise. Receivers with performance within a few dB of the quantum limit appear to be possible with current technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 1980
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0224, Fiber Optics for Communications and Control, (19 September 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958689
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C. E. Hurwitz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0224:
Fiber Optics for Communications and Control
Charles W. Kleekamp, Editor(s)

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