TY - CHAP A1 - Cristina M. B. Monteiro A2 - Luís M. P. Fernandes A3 - Joaquim M. F. dos Santos ED1 - Jin-Wei Shi Y1 - 2011-09-06 PY - 2011 T1 - Detection of VUV Light with Avalanche Photodiodes N2 - This book describes different kinds of photodiodes for applications in high-speed data communication, biomedical sensing, high-speed measurement, UV-light detection, and high energy physics. The photodiodes discussed are composed of several different semiconductor materials, such as InP, SiC, and Si, which cover an extremely wide optical wavelength regime ranging from infrared light to X-ray, making the suitable for diversified applications. Several interesting and unique topics were discussed including: the operation of high-speed photodiodes at low-temperature for super-conducting electronics, photodiodes for bio-medical imaging, single photon detection, photodiodes for the applications in nuclear physics, and for UV-light detection. BT - Photodiodes SP - Ch. 11 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/21754 DO - 10.5772/21754 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-11-13 ER -