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21 December 1978 High-Speed Communication Detector Characterization By Bit Error Rate Measurements
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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.
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Samuel I. Green "High-Speed Communication Detector Characterization By Bit Error Rate Measurements", Proc. SPIE 0150, Laser and Fiber Optics Communications, (21 December 1978);

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