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Approaches to single photon detection

Publication date2009
Abstract

We present recent results on our development of single photon detectors, including: gated and free-running InGaAs/InP avalanche photodiodes (APDs); hybrid detection systems based on sum-frequency generation (SFG) and Si APDs—SFG–Si APDs; and SSPDs (superconducting single photon detectors), for telecom wavelengths; as well as SiPM (Silicon photomultiplier) detectors operating in the visible regime.

Keywords
  • Single photon detection
  • Avalanche photodiode
  • Superconducting detector
  • Up-conversion
  • OTDR
  • Silicon photomultiplier
  • Metrology
  • Quantum communication
  • Quantum key distribution
  • Quantum random number generators
Citation (ISO format)
THEW, Rob et al. Approaches to single photon detection. In: Nuclear instruments & methods in physics research. Section A, Accelerators, spectrometers, detectors and associated equipment, 2009, vol. 610, n° 1, p. 16–19. doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2009.05.031
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