Analysis of Photon Detection Efficiency and Dynamic Range in SPAD based Visible Light Receivers

Salvatore Gnecchi, Neale Dutton, Parmesan Luca, Bruce R. Rae, Sara Pellegrini, Stuart J. McLeod, Lindsay A. Grant, Robert Henderson

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Abstract

We investigate the photon detection efficiency and the dynamic range for digital silicon photomultipliers(dSiPMs) over a selection of design parameters: SPAD dead time, photon detection efficiency, SPAD device area and fill factor, number of SPADs and total dSiPM active area. Two receiver scaling scenarios are considered: varying the number of SPADs for (1) a fixed SPAD area or (2) a fixed SPAD array
area. Theoretical and simulated results are confirmed with experimental data from a selection of dSiPMs realised on a test chip in 130nm CMOS process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2774-2781
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume34
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016

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