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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: 3446–3448

Spectral method for characterization of avalanche photodiode working as single-photon detector

Maria Daniela Santabaia Cavalcanti, Fábio Alencar Mendonça, and Rubens Viana Ramos  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 17, pp. 3446-3448 (2011)

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In this Letter, a new method for avalanche photodiode characterization, based on the spectral analysis of the photocurrent produced during an avalanche, is proposed. The theory is developed, and an experimental characterization of an avalanche photodiode working in the Geiger mode with CW laser is performed.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(270.5570) Quantum optics : Quantum detectors
(040.1345) Detectors : Avalanche photodiodes (APDs)

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: April 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 5, 2011
Published: August 30, 2011

Maria Daniela Santabaia Cavalcanti, Fábio Alencar Mendonça, and Rubens Viana Ramos, "Spectral method for characterization of avalanche photodiode working as single-photon detector," Opt. Lett. 36, 3446-3448 (2011)

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