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Self-consistent 2-D Monte Carlo simulations of InSb APD.

Herbert, D.C. and Childs, P.A. and Abram, R.A. and Crow, G.C. and Walmsley, M. (2005) 'Self-consistent 2-D Monte Carlo simulations of InSb APD.', IEEE transactions on electron devices., 52 (10). pp. 2175-2181.


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.

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Keywords:Avalanche photodetector, Dead space, Detector arrays, impactionization, InSb, Low noise, Monte Carlo (MC) simulation, Field-effect transistors, Avalanche photodiodes, Impact ionizaton, Diodes, Noise.
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