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  • Vol. 33, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 1994
  • pp: 6895–6901

Photon counting with passively quenched germanium avalanche

P. C. M. Owens, J. G. Rarity, P. R. Tapster, D. Knight, and P. D. Townsend  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 33, Issue 30, pp. 6895-6901 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.33.006895


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Abstract

We demonstrate photon counting in germanium avalanche photodiodes biased beyond breakdown and quenched with a simple series resistance circuit. The devices show moderate (> 7%) quantum efficiency with limited afterpulsing and dark counts and subnanosecond jitter.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: February 9, 1994
Revised Manuscript: May 31, 1994
Published: October 20, 1994

Citation
P. C. M. Owens, J. G. Rarity, P. R. Tapster, D. Knight, and P. D. Townsend, "Photon counting with passively quenched germanium avalanche," Appl. Opt. 33, 6895-6901 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-33-30-6895


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