Publisher : Woodhead Publishing Limited
Release : 2019-09
ISBN : 9780081027257
Language : En, Es, Fr & De
Book Description :
InGaAs Avalanche Photodiodes for Ranging and Lidar discusses the materials, physics, and design considerations for 3D imaging sensing applications which will enable self-driving cars and autonomously-navigating drones. The author, Dr. Huntington, who has 13 years of experience in developing InAlAs, InGaAs & InP avalanche photodiodes (APDs) provides an overview of the fundamentals of APDs, the remaining challenges that researchers and engineers are working to solve, and how to apply them in the real-world. A key feature of the book is the emphasis on design considerations and how they may impact device performance. The book discusses the key detector characteristics covering both the theoretical definition of common figures of merit as well as their practical impact on sensor system performance. The author reviews the desired performance characteristics and practical manufacturing constraints, including how APD figures of merit would impact photoreceiver performance. In particular, crystal growth, material selection and application issues that impact design considerations are addressed.