Abstract

Dark-current-voltage curves and photon-current-voltage curves were measured by a passive quenched circuit so that the voltage applied to the avalanche photodiode can be much higher than breakdown voltage in study on the depth of punch through. The photo-current-voltage curve indicated clearly the punch-through voltage while the dark current-voltage curve is insensitive to the punch through. Furthermore, the avalanches initiated by the photo-generated carrier at a voltage lower than that from the thermo-generated carriers and explained based on the different distribution of the carriers.

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G. Ribordy, N. Gisin, O. Guinnard, D. Stuck, M. Wegmuller, and H. Zbinden, J. Modern Opt. 51, 1381 (2004).

2003

Y. Kang, D. S. Bethune, W. P. Risk, and Y.-H. Lo, Proc. SPIE 5246, 512 (2003).

R. V. Ramos and G. A. P. The, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters 37, 136 (2003).

2002

T. Maruyama, F. Narusawa, Y. Saitoi, M. Kudo, M. Tanaka, Y. Saitoi, and A. Nomura, Opt. Eng. 41, 395 (2002).

A. Tomita and K. Nakamura, Opt. Lett. 27, 1827 (2002).

N. Namekata, Y. Makino, and S. Inoue, Opt. Lett. 27, 954 (2002).

2001

A. Yoshizawa and H. Tsuchida, Technical Report of IEICE, LQE 64, 7 (2001).

I. Prochazka, Appl. Opt. 40, 6012 (2001).

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Appl. Opt.

J. Modern Opt.

G. Ribordy, N. Gisin, O. Guinnard, D. Stuck, M. Wegmuller, and H. Zbinden, J. Modern Opt. 51, 1381 (2004).

Microwave and Optical Technology Letters

R. V. Ramos and G. A. P. The, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters 37, 136 (2003).

Opt. Eng.

T. Maruyama, F. Narusawa, Y. Saitoi, M. Kudo, M. Tanaka, Y. Saitoi, and A. Nomura, Opt. Eng. 41, 395 (2002).

Opt. Lett.

Proc. SPIE

Y. Kang, D. S. Bethune, W. P. Risk, and Y.-H. Lo, Proc. SPIE 5246, 512 (2003).

Technical Report of IEICE, LQE

A. Yoshizawa and H. Tsuchida, Technical Report of IEICE, LQE 64, 7 (2001).

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A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics (3rd edn.) (John Wiley and Sons Press, New York, 1989) p.13.

M. Bass and E. W. Van Stryland (eds.) Handbook of Optics (2nd edn.) (McGRAW-HILL Press, New York, 1995).

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