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DC CHARACTERISTICS OF

AVALANCHE PHOTO DIODE



AIM:
To study the DC characteristics of Avalanche Photo Diode.


APPARATUS REQUIRED:
Power Supply
Patch Cord
Multimeter
Fiber Optic Cable
LED
APD

EXPERIMENTAL SETUP:



EXPT NO:
DATE:
MODEL GRAPHS:

PROCEDURE:
Connections are made as per the experimental setup.
To find V
TH
and for plotting V-I characteristics of LED:
I
LED
(current through LED)

is kept constant at a particular value.
By changing V
AK
, the corresponding voltage across load resistance, V
RL
is
noted down.
A graph is plotted with V
AK
vs I
APD
and the threshold voltage V
TH
is found
out from the graph.
To plot responsivity characteristics of APD:
A particular value of V
AK
(V
TH
) is selected and kept constant.
For various values of I
LED
(mA), the corresponding values of V
RL
is noted
down.
The same procedure is repeated for other values of V
AK
(V
TH
, >V
TH
, <V
TH
).
The graph is also plotted.
















TABULATION:
1. V-I Characteristics of APD:

I
LED
= 14mA R
L
= 100k
V
AK
(V) V
RL
(mV) I
APD
(A)
9
12
15
18
21
24
27
30
33
36

2. Responsivity Characteristics of APD:

V
AK
(V)
I
LED
(mA) V
RL
(mV) V
RL
(mV) V
RL
(mV)
2
4
6
8
10
12
14

RESULT:
Thus the DC characteristics of Avalanche Photo Diode have been studied.