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Extraction photodiodes with Auger suppression for all-weather free-space optical communication

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2 Author(s)
Jakšić, Z. ; Inst. of Microelectron. Technol. & Single Crystals, Belgrade, Yugoslavia ; Djuric, Zoran

The use of nonequilibrium, minority carrier extraction photodiodes with Auger generation-recombination suppression as receivers for second-generation wireless optical communications in the long wavelength infrared range is analyzed. We chose mercury cadmium telluride as the detector material. We numerically simulated the device figures of merit utilizing a generalized form of van Rosbroeck-Shockley model, taking into account the band nonparabolicity of mercury cadmium telluride. Our analysis shows that extraction photodiodes could satisfy the posed requirements.

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Telecommunications in Modern Satellite, Cable and Broadcasting Service, 2003. TELSIKS 2003. 6th International Conference on  (Volume:2 )

Date of Conference:

1-3 Oct. 2003