We describe FPAs based on planar-geometry Geiger-mode avalanche photodiodes designed for single-photon 3D LIDAR imaging systems. We compare new 32x128x50μm format FPAs with 32x32x100μm FPAs for dark count rate, crosstalk performance, and overall pixel yield.
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M. A. Itzler, E. M. Owens, K. Patel, X. Jiang, K. Slomkowski, K. Slomkowski, and S. Rangwala, "Geiger-mode Avalanche Photodiode Focal Plane Arrays for 3D LIDAR Imaging," in Imaging and Applied Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper LThA3.
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