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Opportunities for single-photon detection using visible light photon counters
Author(s): Jungsang Kim; Kyle S. McKay; Maryn G. Stapelbroek; Henry H. Hogue
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Paper Abstract

Visible light photon counters (VLPCs) are solid-state devices providing high quantum efficiency (QE) photon detection (>88%) with photon number resolving capability and low timing jitter (~250 ps). VLPC features high QE in the 0.4-1.0μm wavelength range, as the main photon absorption mechanism is provided by electron-hole pair generation across the silicon bandgap. In this paper, we will discuss the optical and electrical operating principles of VLPCs, and propose a range of device optimization paths that improves various aspects of VLPC for advanced quantum optics and quantum information processing experiments, both in the UV and the telecom wavelength range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8033, Advanced Photon Counting Techniques V, 80330Q (13 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.887130
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Jungsang Kim, Duke Univ. (United States)
Kyle S. McKay, Duke Univ. (United States)
Maryn G. Stapelbroek, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Henry H. Hogue, DRS Sensors & Targeting Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8033:
Advanced Photon Counting Techniques V
Mark A. Itzler; Joe C. Campbell, Editor(s)

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