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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 22, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1983
  • pp: 2013–2018

Photon counting with photodiodes

T. E. Ingerson, R. J. Kearney, and R. L. Coulter  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 13, pp. 2013-2018 (1983)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.22.002013


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Abstract

Preliminary results concerning the use of silicon photodiodes designed to be used in the photon counting or Geiger mode are described. These Geiger photodiodes have higher detected quantum efficiency than photomultiplier tubes over the 5000–9000-Å wavelength region and are especially superior at longer wavelengths, although they can only be used in the Geiger mode at relatively low flux rates (<104/sec). Diodes operating in this mode are probably the fastest photon counting detectors in existence. The limitations and properties of Geiger diodes currently available are discussed.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: December 17, 1982
Published: July 1, 1983

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T. E. Ingerson, R. J. Kearney, and R. L. Coulter, "Photon counting with photodiodes," Appl. Opt. 22, 2013-2018 (1983)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-22-13-2013

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