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A novel nano-injector-based single-photon infrared detector
Author(s): H. Mohseni; O. G. Memis; S. C. Kong; A. Katsnelson
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Paper Abstract

We present a novel single photon detector based on a nano-injector. This method, in principle, is capable of single photon detection at room temperature at λ~1.7 μm. Also, the process is not based on avalanche multiplication, and hence the device has no excess noise. Moreover, the device can cover a wide range of wavelengths from UV to mid-infrared, since the detection and amplification processes are completely decoupled and delocalized. Unlike avalanche-based detectors, this device operates at a very low bias that makes it possible to produce large 2D arrays with a good uniformity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6243, Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications II, 62430X (12 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670067
Show Author Affiliations
H. Mohseni, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
O. G. Memis, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
S. C. Kong, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
A. Katsnelson, Northwestern Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6243:
Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications II
Michael J. Hayduk; Andrew R. Pirich; Eric J. Donkor; Peter J. Delfyett Jr., Editor(s)

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