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Novel avalanche photodiode for adaptive optics
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Paper Abstract

We report about the development of novel circuitry for solid state photon counting devices, based on avalanche photodiodes (PC-APD), and tailored for adaptive optics applications. The recent development of EG&G SilkTM devices, has improved silicon. APDs considerably, reducing the afterpulsing effects, improving the effective Q.E., and reducing the dark current to negligible values. These new APD allow to conceive new quenching circuitry and new applications of solid state photon counters for improved adaptive optics performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2201, Adaptive Optics in Astronomy, (31 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176102
Show Author Affiliations
Domenico Bonaccini, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Sergio D. Cova, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Massimo Ghioni, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
R. Gheser, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Simone Esposito, Univ. di Firenze (Italy)
Guido Brusa-Zappellini, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2201:
Adaptive Optics in Astronomy
Mark A. Ealey; Fritz Merkle, Editor(s)

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