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Effect of Pulse Parameter and Dark Count Probability on the Performance of a gated mode Single Photon Avalanche Detector
Author(s): N. R. Das; Tania Das; Shampa Guin
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present a theoretical analysis of gated mode single photon avalanche detector (SPAD) that quantifies the contribution of different parameters to the single photon quantum efficiency (SPQE).The study gives the variation of SPQE of SPAD with dark count probability for different parameters such as pulse repetition rate, hold-off time, pulse width for constant photon intensity which reveals that there exists an optimum value of Pd for which SPQE is maximized.

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Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8549, 16th International Workshop on Physics of Semiconductor Devices, 85492O (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925337
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N. R. Das, Univ. of Calcutta (India)
Tania Das, Univ. of Calcutta (India)
Shampa Guin, Univ. of Calcutta (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8549:
16th International Workshop on Physics of Semiconductor Devices
Monica Katiyar; B. Mazhari; Y N Mohapatra, Editor(s)

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