Basics of Photodiodes

  • Mohamed AtefEmail author
  • Horst Zimmermann
Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Microelectronics book series (MICROELECTR., volume 55)


The integrated photodiode is the first stage in the monolithically integrated optical receiver. The photodiode converts the optical power into an electrical current. The photodiode should convert photons into electron and hole pairs with maximum efficiency and to transport them to the electrodes as fast as possible.


Optical Power Shot Noise Diffusion Region Internal Quantum Efficiency Drift Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringAssiut UniversityAssiutEgypt
  2. 2.Institute of Electrodynamics, Microwave and Circuit EngineeringTU WienViennaAustria

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