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Design Considerations For Fiber Optic Detectors
Author(s): G. E. Stillman
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Paper Abstract

The system requirements for fiber optic detectors and the relationship between bit error rate and signal to noise ratio are reviewed. With this relationship the device structure can be designed to provide the required S/N ratio, and the requirements for avalanche gain can be determined. The important material properties for low noise, wide bandwidth avalanche photo-diodes are reviewed, and a structure which separates the multiplication and absorption functions of an avalanche photodiode is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 1981
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0239, Guided Wave Optical and Surface Acoustic Wave Devices: Systems and Applications, (25 February 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959186
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G. E. Stillman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (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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