The performance of selected, commercially available InGaAs/InP avalanche photodiodes operating in a photon-counting mode at an incident wavelength of 1.55 μm is described. A discussion on the optimum operating conditions and their relationship to the electric field distribution within the device is presented.
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Philip A. Hiskett, Gerald S. Buller, Alison Y. Loudon, Jason M. Smith, Ivair Gontijo, Andrew C. Walker, Paul D. Townsend, and Michael J. Robertson, "Performance and Design of InGaAs /InP Photodiodes for Single-Photon Counting at 1.55 μm," Appl. Opt. 39, 6818-6829 (2000)