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Photon counting for quantum key distribution with Peltier cooled InGaAs/InP APD's

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Rarity, John G.
Wall, Tom
Published in Journal of Modern Optics. 2001, vol. 48, no. 13, p. 1967-1981
Abstract The performance of three types of InGaAs/InP avalanche photodiodes is investigated for photon counting at 1550 nm in the temperature range of thermoelectric cooling. The best one yields a dark count probability of 2.8 x 10(5) per gate (2.4 ns) at a detection efficiency of 10% and a temperature of - 60 degreesC. The afterpulse probability and the timing jitter are also studied. The results obtained are compared with those of other papers and applied to the simulation of a quantum key distribution system. An error rate of 10% would be obtained after 54 km.
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STUCKI, Damien et al. Photon counting for quantum key distribution with Peltier cooled InGaAs/InP APD's. In: Journal of Modern Optics, 2001, vol. 48, n° 13, p. 1967-1981. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:37026

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