12 May 2006 A novel nano-injector-based single-photon infrared detector
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We present a novel single photon detector based on a nano-injector. This method, in principle, is capable of single photon detection at room temperature at λ~1.7 μm. Also, the process is not based on avalanche multiplication, and hence the device has no excess noise. Moreover, the device can cover a wide range of wavelengths from UV to mid-infrared, since the detection and amplification processes are completely decoupled and delocalized. Unlike avalanche-based detectors, this device operates at a very low bias that makes it possible to produce large 2D arrays with a good uniformity.
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H. Mohseni, H. Mohseni, O. G. Memis, O. G. Memis, S. C. Kong, S. C. Kong, A. Katsnelson, A. Katsnelson, } "A novel nano-injector-based single-photon infrared detector", Proc. SPIE 6243, Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications II, 62430X (12 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670067; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.670067
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