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Developments in single photon avalanche photodiodes with fast timing resolution
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Paper Abstract

Until very recently Single Photon Avalanche Diodes (SPAD), which yield high detection efficiency in the visible spectrum, provided poor timing performance. This paper will review the current state of the SPAD technology and review new SPAD developments that provide: sub 50ps-timing resolution, are stable with count rate, and yield high detection efficiency. Examples will be provided; comparing timing resolution of PMT's and solid-state photon counting modules, effect of count rate on timing resolution, thus illustrating the stability of these newly developed SPAD's. In addition, the paper will review the basics of photon counting using SPAD's and illustrate how these SPAD's are used in Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) and the results from these experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6119, Semiconductor Photodetectors III, 611907 (23 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.648412
Show Author Affiliations
Nick Bertone, OptoElectronic Components (Canada)
Andrea Giudice, Micro Photon Devices (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6119:
Semiconductor Photodetectors III
Marshall J. Cohen; Eustace L. Dereniak, Editor(s)

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