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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 6 — Mar. 19, 2007
  • pp: 2873–2887

Fully-integrated CMOS single photon counter

S. Tisa, A. Tosi, and F. Zappa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 6, pp. 2873-2887 (2007)

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Traditionally, Single Photon Avalanche Diodes (SPADs) are fabricated using dedicated processes that require additional technological steps when compared to standard CMOS. Instead, this paper presents the design of SPADs that attain good performances, by using a standard high-voltage CMOS process. The detector is monolithically integrated together with an Active Quenching Circuit (iAQC), a counter, and a serial communication interface. This opens the way to the design and fabrication of ultra compact multi-channel single-photon counters.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5260) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon counting
(040.0040) Detectors : Detectors
(040.5160) Detectors : Photodetectors

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Original Manuscript: November 16, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 2007
Published: March 19, 2007

S. Tisa, A. Tosi, and F. Zappa, "Fully-integrated CMOS single photon counter," Opt. Express 15, 2873-2887 (2007)

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