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—The development of high-performance optical receivers has been a primary driving force for research on III-V compound avalanche photodiodes (APDs). The evolution of fiber optic systems toward higher bit rates has pushed APD performance toward higher bandwidths, lower noise, and higher gain-bandwidth products. Utilizing thin multiplication regions has(More)
—GaP avalanche photodiodes, with thin device layers have been processed, utilizing both p-in and recessed window p-in structures, as well as a Schottky structure. The results showed low dark currents, good quantum efficiency (QE), and high gains up to 10 3 , with good uniformity across the wafer. The peak QE at 440 nm indicated 0-valley absorption, rather(More)
Dedication To my parents, Gary and Carol, and to my loving girlfriend Connie. v Acknowledgements I would like to express my gratitude to my supervising, Professor Joe C. Campbell, for showing me the exciting world of nitride-based optoelectronic devices. His wise advice and constant support has been the most important aspect of my research, inspiring all of(More)
The wealth of information available on seemingly every topic creates a considerable challenge both for information providers trying to rise above the noise and discerning individuals trying to find relevant, trustworthy information. We approach this information problem by investigating how passive versus interactive information interventions can impact the(More)
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