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Effect of dead space on avalanche speed \ud

By J.S. Ng, C.H. Tan, B.K. Ng, P.J. Hambleton, J.P.R. David, G.J. Rees, A.H. You and D.S. Ong


The effects of dead space (the minimum distance travelled by a carrier before acquiring enough energy to impact ionize) on the current impulse response and bandwidth of an avalanche multiplication process are obtained from a numerical model that maintains a constant carrier velocity but allows for a random distribution of impact ionization path lengths. The results show that the main mechanism responsible for the increase in response time with dead space is the increase in the number of carrier groups, which qualitatively describes the length of multiplication chains. When the dead space is negligible, the bandwidth follows the behavior predicted by Emmons but decreases as dead space increase

Year: 2002
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