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Optical Fiber Communication Conference
San Diego, California United States
February 24-28, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-859-9
Photodetectors (OMK)

Geiger-Mode APD Single Photon Detectors

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

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Abstract

We present experimental and modeling results for InP-based avalanche photodiodes designed for single photon counting in the wavelength range of 0.95-1.65 ?m. We describe performance trade-offs and underlying mechanisms governing key device characteristics.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.5260) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon counting
(040.0040) Detectors : Detectors
(040.1345) Detectors : Avalanche photodiodes (APDs)

Citation
M. A. Itzler, X. Jiang, R. Ben-Michael, B. Nyman, and K. Slomkowski, "Geiger-Mode APD Single Photon Detectors," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OMK4.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OFC-2008-OMK4


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