We present a description of the operation of a multi-pixel detector in the presence of non-negligible dark-count and cross-talk effects. We apply the model to devise self-consistent calibration strategies to be performed on the very light under investigation.
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Original Manuscript: November 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2010
Published: April 6, 2010
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