This research investigates the performance of avalanche photodiode (APD) arrays that were designed, fabricated, and tested at Rochester Institute of Technology. The APD devices, based on the "reach-through" structure, were designed with various array sizes and dimensions in order to investigate the optimal design. An explanation of the operating principle and device theory is presented, along with the testing methods used in determining the performance of the APD arrays. The results and the reasons behind the performance of the devices are discussed. Suggestions and solutions to problems found are presented as a guide for any future research.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Avalanche photodiodes; Photodiodes
Imaging Science (MS)
Ma, Daniel, "Avalanche photodiodes arrays" (2004). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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