A photodetector with gain is a device that combines a photoabsorption mechanism to transduce an optical signal into an electrical one, with a physical mechanism to amplify the result internally. Silicon photodetectors that satisfy these conditions capitalize on either the avalanche multiplication resulting from impact ionization in a pn junction photodiode, or on the field effect/bipolar gain of a phototransistor. S. O. Documentation, aquot;Taurus medici taurus-device user guide, aquot; URL: http:// solvnet.synopsys.com, September 2004.  Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory, aquot;MITLL low-power FD- SOI CMOS process design guide, aquot;anbsp;...
|Title||:||Seeing the Light: Design and Characterization of Photodetectors with Internal Gain Fabricated in Standard CMOS Technologies|
|Author||:||Miriam Adlerstein Marwick|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2009|