avalanche photodiode


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avalanche photodiode

[′av·ə‚lanch ‚fōd·ō′dī‚ōd]
(electronics)
A photodiode operated in the avalanche breakdown region to achieve internal photocurrent multiplication, thereby providing rapid light-controlled switching operation.
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The Q-factor of the system has been increased by 5 times when an Ultrafast Avalanche Photodiode (APD) is used at the receiver considerably compared to the system using Positive Intrinsic Negative (PIN) as at the receiver.
The avalanche photodiode is more complex, consisting of more layers of silicon material than the pin photodiode.
They are: resistor thermal noise, avalanche photodiode noise and voltage amplifier noise.
The G8931-20 InGaAs avalanche photodiode features a large, 0.2-mm diameter active area and a high-speed response of 0.9 GHz.
This monolithic 16 element linear silicon avalanche photodiode array, based on a NearIR enhanced APD processing design, has a spectral response range of 400-1100 am.
MPPCs, otherwise known as SiPMs, are a semiconductor photon counting device made up of multiple APD (avalanche photodiode) pixels operated in Geiger mode.
The Geiger-Mode Avalanche Photodiode (GM APD) Focal Plane Array (FPA), an invention of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, Mass., can detect and time-stamp single photons by using its unique, independent digital time-of-flight counting circuits, and its extremely high internal detector gain.
The SU055-GM-APD-FO, an indium gallium arsenide/indium phosphide near-infrared avalanche photodiode (APD), is suited for single-photon counting at wavelengths of 0.9 to 1.6 microns.
Limited Tenders are invited for Supply Of Single Photon Detecting Avalanche Photodiode
introduces the first indium phosphide single photon counting avalanche photodiode (SPAD) designed for optimum performance at 1.06 [micro]m.
A new series of highly sensitive, low noise X-ray detectors is based on proprietary Large Area Avalanche Photodiode (LAAPD) technology.
Tenders are invited for Square Shaped Avalanche Photodiode