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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 7 — Mar. 29, 2010
  • pp: 7010–7018

Low-noise high-speed InGaAs/InP-based single-photon detector

Xiuliang Chen, E Wu, Guang Wu, and Heping Zeng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 7, pp. 7010-7018 (2010)

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A low-noise high-speed InGaAs/InP-based single-photon detector was demonstrated with a double-self-differencing spike signal cancellation technique. A photon-number resolving method was used to analyze the ratio of avalanche signal to background noise. By adding a post-self-differencing circuit to the pre-self-differencing circuit, the signal to noise ratio was improved by 11.0 dB. The typical error count probability was as low as 2.1% and 6.4% at the detection efficiency of 20.6% and 30.5%, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5260) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon counting
(040.0040) Detectors : Detectors
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

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Original Manuscript: October 23, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2010
Published: March 22, 2010

Xiuliang Chen, E Wu, Guang Wu, and Heping Zeng, "Low-noise high-speed InGaAs/InP-based single-photon detector," Opt. Express 18, 7010-7018 (2010)

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