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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2005
  • pp: 3024–3026

Single-photon imaging at 20,000 frames/s

F. Zappa, S. Tisa, S. Cova, P. Maccagnani, R. Saletti, and R. Roncella  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 22, pp. 3024-3026 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.003024


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Abstract

A complete two-dimensional imaging system based on a silicon monolithic array of 60 single-photon counters is presented. The fabricated solid-state array is rugged and operates at low voltages. Detection efficiency is higher than 40% in the visible range, and cross talk among 50 µm pixels is lower than 10−4. The complete system provides a maximum throughput of 20 kframes/s with truly parallel readout and nanosecond gating, thanks to the use of an integrated active quenching circuit for each pixel of the array. We report optical and electrical characterizations of the whole imaging system.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.5160) Detectors : Photodetectors
(040.6070) Detectors : Solid state detectors
(120.1880) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Detection
(130.0250) Integrated optics : Optoelectronics
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(130.6750) Integrated optics : Systems

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Citation
F. Zappa, S. Tisa, S. Cova, P. Maccagnani, R. Saletti, and R. Roncella, "Single-photon imaging at 20,000 frames/s," Opt. Lett. 30, 3024-3026 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-22-3024

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