Empirical formulae for excess noise factor with dead space for single carrier multiplication

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/561867
Title:
Empirical formulae for excess noise factor with dead space for single carrier multiplication
Authors:
Dehwah, Ahmad H.; Ajia, Idris A. ( 0000-0003-3156-4426 ) ; Marsland, John S.
Abstract:
In this letter, two empirical equations are presented for the calculation of the excess noise factor of an avalanche photodiode for single carrier multiplication including the dead space effect. The first is an equation for calculating the excess noise factor when the multiplication approaches infinity as a function of parameters that describe the degree of the dead space effect. The second equation can be used to find the minimum value of the excess noise factor for any multiplication when the dead space effect is completely dominant, the so called "deterministic" limit. This agrees with the theoretically known equation for multiplications less than or equal to two. © 2011 World Scientific Publishing Company.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Electrical Engineering Program
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing
Journal:
Fluctuation and Noise Letters
Issue Date:
Sep-2011
DOI:
10.1142/S0219477511000600
Type:
Article
ISSN:
02194775
Sponsors:
Dehwah and Ajia acknowledge King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KAUST, for sponsorship including support for a placement project at the University of Liverpool. Marsland acknowledges financial support from KAUST for the provision of a research placement project.
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Electrical Engineering Program

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dc.contributor.authorDehwah, Ahmad H.en
dc.contributor.authorAjia, Idris A.en
dc.contributor.authorMarsland, John S.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T09:32:51Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T09:32:51Zen
dc.date.issued2011-09en
dc.identifier.issn02194775en
dc.identifier.doi10.1142/S0219477511000600en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/561867en
dc.description.abstractIn this letter, two empirical equations are presented for the calculation of the excess noise factor of an avalanche photodiode for single carrier multiplication including the dead space effect. The first is an equation for calculating the excess noise factor when the multiplication approaches infinity as a function of parameters that describe the degree of the dead space effect. The second equation can be used to find the minimum value of the excess noise factor for any multiplication when the dead space effect is completely dominant, the so called "deterministic" limit. This agrees with the theoretically known equation for multiplications less than or equal to two. © 2011 World Scientific Publishing Company.en
dc.description.sponsorshipDehwah and Ajia acknowledge King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KAUST, for sponsorship including support for a placement project at the University of Liverpool. Marsland acknowledges financial support from KAUST for the provision of a research placement project.en
dc.publisherWorld Scientific Publishingen
dc.subjectAvalanche noiseen
dc.subjectavalanche photodiodeen
dc.subjectdead spaceen
dc.subjectimpact ionizationen
dc.titleEmpirical formulae for excess noise factor with dead space for single carrier multiplicationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalFluctuation and Noise Lettersen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill, L69 3GJ, Liverpool, United Kingdomen
kaust.authorDehwah, Ahmad H.en
kaust.authorAjia, Idris A.en
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