Advantages and disadvantages of avalanche photodiode

There are some important advantages of avalanche photodiode are given below,

  • The main advantage of the avalanche photodiode is it has a greater level of sensitivity.

There are some important disadvantages of avalanche photodiode are given below,

  • The avalanche photodiode has much higher operating voltage may be required.
  • The output is non linear due to avalanche process.
  • Avalanche photodiode produce much higher level of noise.
avalanche photodiode

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