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Solid state photon counters for scanned image acquisition: thermal and electronic saturation effects
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Paper Abstract

Solid state photon counters (SSPC), because of their small active area and high quantum efficiency, can offer a high quality, cost effective choice for scanned image acquisition. The speed and dynamic range of SSPCs show both thermal and electronic limitations. We present a series of experiments which separately examine the thermal and electronic saturation effects. We discuss several approaches to the thermal loading problem, demonstrate count rates of over 107 counts/sec, and describe design considerations necessary for attaining rates of 108 counts/sec.

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Date Published: 10 April 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2984, Three-Dimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing IV, (10 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271270
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Stephen T. Kreger, The Institute of Optics/Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Thomas G. Brown, The Institute of Optics/Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2984:
Three-Dimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing IV
Carol J. Cogswell; Jose-Angel Conchello; Tony Wilson, Editor(s)

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