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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 7 — Aug. 1, 2013

Evaluation of a fast single-photon avalanche photodiode for measurement of early transmitted photons through diffusive media

Ying Mu, Niksa Valim, and Mark Niedre  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 12, pp. 2098-2100 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002098


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Abstract

We tested the performance of a fast single-photon avalanche photodiode (SPAD) in measurement of early transmitted photons through diffusive media. In combination with a femtosecond titanium:sapphire laser, the overall instrument temporal response time was 59 ps. Using two experimental models, we showed that the SPAD allowed measurement of photon-density sensitivity functions that were approximately 65% narrower than the ungated continuous wave case at very early times. This exceeds the performance that we have previously achieved with photomultiplier-tube-based systems and approaches the theoretical maximum predicted by time-resolved Monte Carlo simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(170.6920) Medical optics and biotechnology : Time-resolved imaging
(110.0113) Imaging systems : Imaging through turbid media
(110.6955) Imaging systems : Tomographic imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: March 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 13, 2013
Published: June 10, 2013

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Ying Mu, Niksa Valim, and Mark Niedre, "Evaluation of a fast single-photon avalanche photodiode for measurement of early transmitted photons through diffusive media," Opt. Lett. 38, 2098-2100 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-12-2098


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