We examine the photon correlation and other vital performance characteristics of silicon avalanche photodiodes operated in photon counting or the Geiger mode, and assess their suitability as detectors for photon correlation spectroscopy and laser velocimetry measurements.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 19, 1986
Published: November 15, 1986
Robert G. W. Brown, Kevin D. Ridley, and John G. Rarity, "Characterization of silicon avalanche photodiodes for photon correlation measurements. 1: Passive quenching," Appl. Opt. 25, 4122-4126 (1986)