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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 16 — Aug. 2, 2010
  • pp: 17448–17459

Characterization of a novel avalanche photodiode for single photon detection in VIS-NIR range

M. Stipčević, H. Skenderović, and D. Gracin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 16, pp. 17448-17459 (2010)

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In this work we investigate operation in the Geiger mode of the new single photon avalanche photo diode (SPAD) SAP500 manufactured by Laser Components. This SPAD is sensitive in the range 400-1000nm and has a conventional reach-through structure which ensures good quantum efficiency at the long end of the spectrum. By use of passive and active quenching schemes we investigate detection efficiency, timing jitter, dark counts, afterpulsing, gain and other important parameters and compare them to the “standard” low noise SPAD C30902SH from Perkin Elmer. We conclude that SAP500 offers better combination of detection efficiency, low noise and timing precision.

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OCIS Codes
(040.0040) Detectors : Detectors
(040.1345) Detectors : Avalanche photodiodes (APDs)

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Original Manuscript: May 25, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 19, 2010
Published: July 30, 2010

M. Stipčević, H. Skenderović, and D. Gracin, "Characterization of a novel avalanche photodiode for single photon detection in VIS-NIR range," Opt. Express 18, 17448-17459 (2010)

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