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Optical Fiber Communication Conference
Anaheim, California United States
March 5, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-802-0
Silicon Photonics and Quantum Cryptography (OWH)

Silicon Impact-Ionization Multiplier for Optical Detection

Hong-Wei Lee, Joshua L. Beutler, and Aaron R. Hawkins

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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.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.0040) Detectors : Detectors
(040.5160) Detectors : Photodetectors
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.3230) Physical optics : Ionization

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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