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.
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(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)
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.
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