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Third-order intermodulation distortion in an InGaAs/InP charge compensated modified uni-traveling carrier photodiode is characterized using a two-tone setup. Plots of the third-order local intercept point (IP3) versus photocurrent exhibit peaks. A simple analytical model is developed which explains that the peaks are due to the interaction of voltage-dependent and photocurrent-dependent capacitance effects.
Date of Publication: Oct.15, 2009