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29 April 2009 Arrays of 128x32 InP-based Geiger-mode avalanche photodiodes
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Arrays of InP-based avalanche photodiodes operating at 1.06-μm wavelength in the Geiger mode have been fabricated in the 128x32 format. The arrays have been hermetically packaged with precision-aligned lenslet arrays, bump-bonded read-out integrated circuits, and thermoelectric coolers. With the array cooled to -20C and voltage biased so that optical cross-talk is small, the median photon detection efficiency is 23-25% and the median dark count rate is 2 kHz. With slightly higher voltage overbias, optical cross-talk increases but the photon detection efficiency increases to almost 30%. These values of photon detection efficiency include the optical coupling losses of the microlens array and package window.
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S. Verghese, K. A. McIntosh, Z. L. Liau, C. Sataline, J. D. Shelton, J. P. Donnelly, J. E. Funk, R. D. Younger, L. J. Mahoney, G. M. Smith, J. M. Mahan, D. C. Chapman, D. C. Oakley, and M. Brattain "Arrays of 128x32 InP-based Geiger-mode avalanche photodiodes", Proc. SPIE 7320, Advanced Photon Counting Techniques III, 73200M (29 April 2009);

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