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Recording weak light fluxes by avalanche photodiodes in photon counting mode
Author(s): I. R. Gulakov; S. A. Malyshev; S. A. Shunevitch
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Paper Abstract

The photon counters based on avalanche photodiodes feature a number of advantages, compared with those based on traditional photodetectors-photoelectric multipliers. This is essential when recording weak optical signals of a small duration with subnanosecond time resolution. Photon counting with industrial silicon photodiodes, as well as with the avalanche photodetectors based on a metal-dielectric-semiconductor structure, has been reported with a presentation of their main single-electron characteristics. The aim of this work is to study the quantum efficiency of recording and the threshold sensitivity of avalanche photodiodes in the photon counting mode.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2161, CIS Selected Papers: Photometry, (31 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.166353
Show Author Affiliations
I. R. Gulakov, Belorussian State Univ. (Belarus)
S. A. Malyshev, Belorussian State Univ. (Belarus)
S. A. Shunevitch, Belorussian State Univ. (Belarus)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2161:
CIS Selected Papers: Photometry
Leonid S. Ushakov, Editor(s)

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