25 February 1981 Detectors For The 1.1-1.6 μm Wavelength Region
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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.
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C. E. Hurwitz, "Detectors For The 1.1-1.6 μm Wavelength Region", Proc. SPIE 0239, Guided Wave Optical and Surface Acoustic Wave Devices: Systems and Applications, (25 February 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959185; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959185
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