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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Long Beach, California United States
May 21, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-813-6
CLEO/QELS Symposium III: Detectors (JTuF)

Single-Photon Detection Using a Semiconductor Quantum Dot, Optically Gated, Field-Effect Transistor

Eric J. Gansen, Mary A. Rowe, Danna Rosenberg, Marion Greene, Todd E. Harvey, Mark Y. Su, Robert H. Hadfield, Sae Woo Nam, and Richard P. Mirin

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We demonstrate the operation of a novel quantum dot, optically gated, field-effect transistor as a photon detector. The device is shown to exhibit single-photon sensitivity, a linear response, and an internal quantum efficiency of ~73%.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.0040) Detectors : Detectors
(040.3780) Detectors : Low light level
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.5160) Optical devices : Photodetectors

E. J. Gansen, M. A. Rowe, D. Rosenberg, M. Greene, T. E. Harvey, M. Y. Su, R. H. Hadfield, S. W. Nam, and R. P. Mirin, "Single-Photon Detection Using a Semiconductor Quantum Dot, Optically Gated, Field-Effect Transistor," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JTuF4.

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