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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2010
  • pp: 852–862

Photon-number statistics with silicon photomultipliers

Marco Ramilli, Alessia Allevi, Valery Chmill, Maria Bondani, Massimo Caccia , and Alessandra Andreoni  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 5, pp. 852-862 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.27.000852


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Abstract

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.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.1240) Detectors : Arrays
(230.5160) Optical devices : Photodetectors
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2010
Published: April 6, 2010

Citation
Marco Ramilli, Alessia Allevi, Valery Chmill, Maria Bondani, Massimo Caccia , and Alessandra Andreoni, "Photon-number statistics with silicon photomultipliers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 852-862 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-27-5-852


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