OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 36, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1329–1331

Absolute calibration of photodetectors: photocurrent multiplication versus photocurrent subtraction

I. N. Agafonov, M. V. Chekhova, T. S. Iskhakov, A. N. Penin, G. O. Rytikov, and O. A. Shcherbina  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 8, pp. 1329-1331 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001329


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (231 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We report testing of the new absolute method of photodetector calibration based on the difference-signal measurement for two-mode squeezed vacuum by comparison with the traditional absolute method based on coincidence counting. Using low-gain parametric downconversion, we have measured the quantum efficiency of a counting detector by both methods. The difference-signal method was adapted for the counting detectors by taking into account the dead-time effect.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.5260) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon counting
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(040.1345) Detectors : Avalanche photodiodes (APDs)

ToC Category:
Detectors

History
Original Manuscript: December 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 28, 2011
Published: April 5, 2011

Citation
I. N. Agafonov, M. V. Chekhova, T. S. Iskhakov, A. N. Penin, G. O. Rytikov, and O. A. Shcherbina, "Absolute calibration of photodetectors: photocurrent multiplication versus photocurrent subtraction," Opt. Lett. 36, 1329-1331 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-8-1329

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited