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High performance compound semiconductor SPAD arrays
Author(s): Eric S. Harmon; Mikhail Naydenkov; Jared Bowling
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Paper Abstract

Aggregated compound semiconductor single photon avalanche diode (SPAD) arrays are emerging as a viable alternative to the silicon photomultiplier (SiPM). Compound semiconductors have the potential to surpass SiPM performance, potentially achieving orders of magnitude lower dark count rates and improved radiation hardness. New planar processing techniques have been developed to enable compound semiconductor SPAD devices to be produced with pixel pitches of 11 – 25 microns, with thousands of SPADs per array.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9858, Advanced Photon Counting Techniques X, 98580C (5 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2225112
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Eric S. Harmon, LightSpin Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Mikhail Naydenkov, LightSpin Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Jared Bowling, LightSpin Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9858:
Advanced Photon Counting Techniques X
Mark A. Itzler; Joe C. Campbell, Editor(s)

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