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A comparison of the lower limit of multiplication noise in InP and InAlAs based APDs for telecommunications receiver applications.

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Publication date2006
Host publication2006 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings, Vols 1 and 2
Place of publicationNew York
PublisherIEEE
Pages789-790
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)978-0-7803-9555-8
Original languageEnglish

Conference

Conference19th Annual Meeting of the IEEE-Lasers-and-Electro-Optics-Society
CityMontreal
Period29/10/062/11/06

Conference

Conference19th Annual Meeting of the IEEE-Lasers-and-Electro-Optics-Society
CityMontreal
Period29/10/062/11/06

Abstract

In this work newly derived non-local ionization coefficients covering the required high field range have been used, together with a random path length model, to accurately evaluate multiplication and excess noise in both InP and InAlAs multiplication regions. The multiplication of both the intentionally injected photocurrent and the tunneling current has been modeled. A range of APD multiplication widths have been evaluated and APD performance has been combined with a modeled receiver front end, to interpret the results in terms of receiver sensitivity.