19 September 1980 Detectors For The 1.1-1.6 µm Spectral Region
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Proceedings Volume 0224, Fiber Optics for Communications and Control; (1980) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958689
Event: 1980 Technical Symposium East, 1980, Washington, D.C., United States
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.
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C. E. Hurwitz, C. E. Hurwitz, } "Detectors For The 1.1-1.6 µm Spectral Region", Proc. SPIE 0224, Fiber Optics for Communications and Control, (19 September 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958689; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958689
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