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Modeling of kinetic processes in thermoelectric single photon detectors
Author(s): Armen Kuzanyan; Vahan Nikoghosyan; Astghik Kuzanyan
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Paper Abstract

The results of computer modeling of the thermoelectric single-photon detector are presented. We observe the processes of heat distribution after absorption of a photon of 0.1-1 keV energy in different parts of the absorber for different geometries of absorbers and thermoelectric sensors. The calculations were carried out by the matrix method for differential equations using parameters for the tungsten absorber and thermoelectric sensor made of (La, Ce)B6. The results of calculations show that it is realistic to detect photons about 0.1-1 keV and determine their energy with accuracy of not less than 1%. High count rates up to 200 GHz can be achieved.

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Date Published: 6 May 2015
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9504, Photon Counting Applications 2015, 95040O (6 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2178673
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Armen Kuzanyan, Institute for Physical Research (Armenia)
Vahan Nikoghosyan, Institute for Physical Research (Armenia)
Astghik Kuzanyan, Institute for Physical Research (Armenia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9504:
Photon Counting Applications 2015
Ivan Prochazka; Roman Sobolewski; Ralph B. James, Editor(s)

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