We demonstrate a current multiplier which can be operated with either silicon or indium-gallium-arsenide photodiodes for optical detection. Current gains above 100 along with pre-amplified leakage currents of less than 2 nA were measured.
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H. Lee, J. L. Beutler, and A. R. Hawkins, " Silicon Impact-Ionization Multiplier for Optical Detection," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper OWH5.
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