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Single photon avalanche diodes for optical communications

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In order to improve the sensitivity of an optical receiver, the gain and the collection area of the photo-detectors within the receiver should be increased. Detectors with internal gain such as avalanche photodiodes (APD) are usually used to increase the sensitivity of the receiver. One problem with APDs is the sensitivity of their gain to their bias voltage, which makes them challenging to be fabricated in a standard CMOS process due to variations in their gain. However, when an APD is bi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Research group:
Microelectronic Circuits and Analogue Devices Research Group
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
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MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
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Funding agency for:
Chitnis, D
Grant:
EP/G006784/1
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2014-07-07

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