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Design of near-infrared single photon detector at 1550nm wavelength
Author(s): Jiali Gao
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Paper Abstract

Technology of near-infrared single photon detection is used in quantum communication, laser ranging and weak light detection. Present single photon detectors are usually expensive and bulky. To overcome their disadvantages, a hand-held single photon detector based on InGaAs/InP avalanche photo diode (APD) is developed. A circuit program for temperature control and bias voltage is offered. The gating signal is generated and the avalanche signal is extracted by FPGA. Experiment results show that, the single photon detector yields only 8.2×10-6/ns dark count rate (DCR) when photon detection efficiency is 12%, and the maximum photon detection efficiency of 16% is obtained at temperature of -55°C.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9684, 8th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Optical Test, Measurement Technology, and Equipment, 968414 (27 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2244003
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Jiali Gao, Chongqing Univ. of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9684:
8th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Optical Test, Measurement Technology, and Equipment
Yudong Zhang; Fan Wu; Ming Xu; Sandy To, Editor(s)

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