Two-dimensional APDs and SPADs and related methods

Patent Number: 9,391,225
Issued: 7/12/2016
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Abstract: Avalanche photodiodes (APDs) and single photon avalanche detectors (SPADs) are provided with a lateral multiplication region that provides improved amplification through increased impact ionization.
Filed: 6/11/2013
Application Number: 13/915,369
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.