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

Type
Article

Authors
Dehwah, Ahmad H.
Ajia, Idris A.
Marsland, John S.

KAUST Department
Electrical Engineering Program
Material Science and Engineering Program
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division

Online Publication Date
2012-04-30

Print Publication Date
2011-09

Date
2012-04-30

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.

Citation
DEHWAH, A. H., AJIA, I. A., & MARSLAND, J. S. (2011). EMPIRICAL FORMULAE FOR EXCESS NOISE FACTOR WITH DEAD SPACE FOR SINGLE CARRIER MULTIPLICATION. Fluctuation and Noise Letters, 10(03), 315–321. doi:10.1142/s0219477511000600

Acknowledgements
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.

Publisher
World Scientific Pub Co Pte Lt

Journal
Fluctuation and Noise Letters

DOI
10.1142/S0219477511000600

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