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Optical Engineering • Open Access

InP-based single-photon detector arrays with asynchronous readout integrated circuits
Author(s): James B. Glettler; Pablo Hopman; Simon Verghese; Joseph C. Aversa; Lawrence M. Candell; Joseph P. Donnelly; Erik Duerr; Jonathan P. Frechette; Joseph E. Funk; Zong-Long Liau; Alex K. McIntosh; Leonard J. Mahoney; Karen M. Molvar; Douglas C. Oakley; Edward J. Ouellette; Gary M. Smith; Christopher J. Vineis

Paper Abstract

We have developed and demonstrated a high-duty-cycle asynchronous InGaAsP-based photon counting detector system with near-ideal Poisson response, room-temperature operation, and nanosecond timing resolution for near-infrared applications. The detector is based on an array of Geiger-mode avalanche photodiodes coupled to a custom integrated circuit that provides for lossless readout via an asynchronous, nongated architecture. We present results showing Poisson response for incident photon flux rates up to 10 million photons per second and multiple photons per 3-ns timing bin.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2008
PDF: 3 pages
Opt. Eng. 47(10) 100502 doi: 10.1117/1.2992138
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 47, Issue 10
Show Author Affiliations
James B. Glettler, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Pablo Hopman, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Simon Verghese, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Joseph C. Aversa, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Lawrence M. Candell, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Joseph P. Donnelly, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Erik Duerr, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Jonathan P. Frechette, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Joseph E. Funk, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Zong-Long Liau, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Alex K. McIntosh, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Leonard J. Mahoney, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Karen M. Molvar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Douglas C. Oakley, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Edward J. Ouellette, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Gary M. Smith, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Christopher J. Vineis, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)


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