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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — Mar. 11, 2013
  • pp: 6442–6447

Gold nanoparticle surface deposition induced quantum efficiency enhancement for Si-multi-pixel photon counters

Xiaomeng Wang, Min Song, Yan Liang, Zhiyuan Wang, Weibin Kong, Jianhua Huang, E Wu, Baotao Wu, Guang Wu, and Heping Zeng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 6442-6447 (2013)

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With recent development of nanotechnology, novel devices with nanostructures arise to improve the performance of photodetectors. Here, we demonstrated that by surface decoration with gold nanoparticles on the active area, the quantum detection efficiency of a multi-pixel photon counter was increased due to surface plasmon resonance enhancement. The deposited gold nano-particles actually brought about almost the same enhancement factor for any photon-number fields. As a result, the photon-number-resolving capability of the multi-pixel photon counter was well reserved with the gold nano-particle deposition induced efficiency augment. This result provides guidance to the development of the high-efficiency photon-number-resolving detectors.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5260) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon counting
(040.5160) Detectors : Photodetectors
(040.1345) Detectors : Avalanche photodiodes (APDs)

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Original Manuscript: January 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 2013
Published: March 7, 2013

Xiaomeng Wang, Min Song, Yan Liang, Zhiyuan Wang, Weibin Kong, Jianhua Huang, E Wu, Baotao Wu, Guang Wu, and Heping Zeng, "Gold nanoparticle surface deposition induced quantum efficiency enhancement for Si-multi-pixel photon counters," Opt. Express 21, 6442-6447 (2013)

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