Publication details for Prof Richard AbramHerbert, D C, Childs, P A, Abram, R A, Crow, G C & Walmsley, M (2005). Self-consistent 2-D Monte Carlo simulations of InSb APD. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 52(10): 2175-2181.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 0018-9383
- DOI: 10.1109/TED.2005.856802
- Keywords: avalanche photodetector; dead space; detector arrays; impactionization; InSb; low noise; Monte Carlo (MC) simulationFIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTORS; AVALANCHE PHOTODIODES; IMPACT IONIZATION;DIODES; NOISE
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Self-consistent Monte Carlo simulations are used to study the low noise and high gain potential of InSb avalanche photodiodes. It is found that for an electron-initiated avalanche, excess noise factors well below the minimum McIntyre value persist up to gain values of around 60 for a 3.2 μm avalanche region. For these very low noise values, it is found that multiplication has a very unusual voltage dependence which may be exploited for highly efficient novel low noise planar arrays operating at low voltage.