We present the results of our time-resolved measurements of hot-carrier luminescence from passively quenched Geiger-mode avalanche photodiodes. In time-correlated photon-counting (TCPC) experiments, hot-carrier luminescence interferes overwhelmingly with the coincidence spectrum, which results in artifacts. This potential problem should be taken into account in setting up TCPC experiments.
© 2000 Optical Society of America
(030.5260) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon counting
(130.0250) Integrated optics : Optoelectronics
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(230.5170) Optical devices : Photodiodes
Gökhan Ulu, A. V. Sergienko, and M. S. Ünlü, "Influence of hot-carrier luminescence from avalanche photodiodes on time-correlated photon detection," Opt. Lett. 25, 758-760 (2000)