We have derived the photodiode self-calibration formula for calculating the internal quantum efficiency of silicon photodiodes from the results of one, two, or three independent self-calibration experiments and from the results of the oxide bias and reverse bias experiments in conjunction with a calculation of the effect of Auger recombination. We show that the formula published elsewhere for these three effects is not correct.
© 1991 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 6, 1990
Published: March 1, 1991
R. Köhler, Jon Geist, and J. Bonhoure, "Generalized photodiode self-calibration formula," Appl. Opt. 30, 884-886 (1991)