Visible light photon counters (VLPCs) and solid-state photomultipliers (SSPMs) facilitate efficient single-photon detection. We are attempting to improve their efficiency, previously limited to < 88% by coupling losses, via anti-reflection coatings, better electronics and cryogenics.
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