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Optical Design & Engineering

Photon counters

AUREA Technology

AUREA Technology will demonstrate its CW/gated mode NIR Single Photon Counting OEM Module at SPIE Photonics West 2016 in San Francisco, 13-18 February.

The SPD_OEM_NIR is self-contained so doesn't require any additional cooling systems or control units. Its compactness and modern interfaces make it very easy to integrate in the most demanding analytical optical instruments, quantum optics systems, and quality control processes.

Two grades are available:

  • The standard SPD_OEM_NIR performs free-running and gated modes with very-low-noise DCR <5.000 cps and high Photon Detection Efficiency up to 25%, and up to 20 MHz trigger rate.
  • The champion SPD_OEM_NIR performs free-running and gated modes with ultra-low-noise DCR <1.000 cps and high Photon Detection Efficiency up to 30%, and up to 120 MHz trigger rate with very fast timing resolution < 150 psec.

Moreover, the SPD_OEM_NIR provides a PC connection via its mini-USB and Bluetooth interfaces. Its easy-to-use Graphical User Interface allows the user to adjust the Photon Detection Efficiency and the Dead Time.

DLL libraries compatible to the most well-known programming languages, such as LabVIEW, C++, and Visual Basic are also provided.

This newly designed SPD_OEM single photon counter allows scientists and engineers to develop the most sensitive and compact optical instruments, such as required in quantum cryptography, quantum optics, spectro-photometers, spectrometer, lidar, ranging, photo-luminescence, fluorescence life time microscopes, photon source characterization, fiber optics characterization, and failure analysis.