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Silicon Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode arrays for photon-starved imaging
Author(s): Brian F. Aull
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Paper Abstract

Geiger-mode avalanche photodiodes (GMAPDs) are capable of detecting single photons. They can be operated to directly trigger all-digital circuits, so that detection events are digitally counted or time stamped in each pixel. An imager based on an array of GMAPDs therefore has zero readout noise, enabling quantum-limited sensitivity for photon-starved imaging applications. In this review, we discuss devices developed for 3D imaging, wavefront sensing, and passive imaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9492, Advanced Photon Counting Techniques IX, 94920M (13 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2179794
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Brian F. Aull, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9492:
Advanced Photon Counting Techniques IX
Mark A. Itzler; Joe C. Campbell, Editor(s)

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