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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 6, 2007
ISBN: 1557528349
Single Photon Detectors (CMII)

Geiger-Mode Avalanche Photodiodes for Near-Infrared Photon Counting

Mark A. Itzler, Rafael Ben-Michael, Xudong Jiang, and Krystyna Slomkowski

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We present the design and characterization of InP-based avalanche photodiodes optimized for single photon counting for wavelengths between 1.0 and 1.7 μm, and we discuss performance trade-offs and mechanisms responsible for present performance limits.

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(030.5260) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon counting
(040.5160) Detectors : Photodetectors

M. A. Itzler, R. Ben-Michael, X. Jiang, and K. Slomkowski, "Geiger-Mode Avalanche Photodiodes for Near-Infrared Photon Counting," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CMII1.

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