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Photon-number statistics and correlations with silicon photomultipliers
Author(s): Alessia Allevi; Luca Nardo; Marco Ramilli; Maria Bondani
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Paper Abstract

We present the characterization of a multi-pixel detector (SiPM, Hamamatsu) in the presence of dark-count and cross-talk effects. Our description yields a self-consistent calibration of the device, based on the light under investigation, which is used to evaluate shot-by-shot detected-photon numbers including dark-counts and cross-talk. The analysis allows us to reliably reconstruct the detected-photons statistics of different light states by taking into account the modifications introduced by detector features. Finally we quantify photon-number correlations in bipartite states and use the data to produce conditional states: only if dark-count and cross-talk effects can be neglected, the experimental results match theory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8375, Advanced Photon Counting Techniques VI, 83750T (22 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919414
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Alessia Allevi, Univ. degli Studi dell'Insubria (Italy)
CNISM (Italy)
Luca Nardo, Univ. degli Studi dell'Insubria (Italy)
CNISM (Italy)
Marco Ramilli, Univ. Hamburg (Germany)
Univ. degli Studi dell'Insubria (Italy)
Maria Bondani, Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies (Italy)
CNISM (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8375:
Advanced Photon Counting Techniques VI
Mark A. Itzler, Editor(s)

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