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Evaluation of GM-APD array devices for low-light-level imaging
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Paper Abstract

The ability to count single photons is necessary to achieve many important science objectives in the near future. This paper presents the lab-tested performance of a photon-counting array-based Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode (GMAPD) device in the context of low-light-level imaging. Testing results include dark count rate, afterpulsing probability, intra-pixel sensitivity, and photon detection efficiency, and the effects of radiation damage on detector performance. The GM-APD detector is compared to the state-of-the-art performance of other established detectors using Signal-to-noise ratio as the overall evaluation metric.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9114, Advanced Photon Counting Techniques VIII, 91140D (28 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2050383
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Kimberly Kolb, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Brandon Hanold, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Joong Lee, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Donald F. Figer, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9114:
Advanced Photon Counting Techniques VIII
Mark A. Itzler; Joe C. Campbell, Editor(s)

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