13 May 2011 Opportunities for single-photon detection using visible light photon counters
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Visible light photon counters (VLPCs) are solid-state devices providing high quantum efficiency (QE) photon detection (>88%) with photon number resolving capability and low timing jitter (~250 ps). VLPC features high QE in the 0.4-1.0μm wavelength range, as the main photon absorption mechanism is provided by electron-hole pair generation across the silicon bandgap. In this paper, we will discuss the optical and electrical operating principles of VLPCs, and propose a range of device optimization paths that improves various aspects of VLPC for advanced quantum optics and quantum information processing experiments, both in the UV and the telecom wavelength range.
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Jungsang Kim, Jungsang Kim, Kyle S. McKay, Kyle S. McKay, Maryn G. Stapelbroek, Maryn G. Stapelbroek, Henry H. Hogue, Henry H. Hogue, } "Opportunities for single-photon detection using visible light photon counters", Proc. SPIE 8033, Advanced Photon Counting Techniques V, 80330Q (13 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.887130; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.887130
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