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Detectors For The 1.1-1.6 um Wavelength 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 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: 25 February 1981
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0239, Guided Wave Optical and Surface Acoustic Wave Devices: Systems and Applications, (25 February 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959185
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C. E. Hurwitz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0239:
Guided Wave Optical and Surface Acoustic Wave Devices: Systems and Applications
Chen S. Tsai, Editor(s)

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