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Absolute measurement of quantum efficiency of photon-counting photomultiplier using quantum two-photon field and a ratio between single- and double-electron peaks
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Paper Abstract

An existence of pairs of rigorously correlated photons (biphotons) from nonlinear parametric down conversion has made it possible to develop a technique for measuring the absolute value of quantum efficiency of the optical detectors, both in photon-counting and in analog regimes, without using any standard light sources. A new technique for the measurement of quantum efficiency using single photomultiplier was evaluated. It is based on the measurement of the ratio between the single- and double- electron peaks in its pulse-height distribution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 1999
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3749, 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, (19 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354817
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Aladar Czitrovszky, Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics (Hungary)
Alexander V. Sergienko, Boston Univ. (United States)
Peter Jani, Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics (Hungary)
Attila Nagy, Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics (Hungary)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3749:
18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics
Alexander J. Glass; Joseph W. Goodman; Milton Chang; Arthur H. Guenther; Toshimitsu Asakura, Editor(s)

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