Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window

Large-area avalanche diodes for picosecond time-correlated photon counting

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

5 Author(s)
Gulinatti, A. ; Dipt. di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Italy ; Rech, I. ; Maccagnani, P. ; Ghioni, M.
more authors

Time-correlated photon counting experiments in life and material sciences demand photodetectors with single photon sensitivity, low noise and high time resolution. We have developed a planar silicon technology that allows the fabrication of large-area single photon avalanche diodes (SPADs) with unprecedented performance. SPAD devices with 100 μm active area diameter are obtained with dark counting rate of 3 kc/s and time resolution of 35 ps at room temperature. The photon detection efficiency peaks at 48% around 530 nm and stays above 30% in all the visible range. After pulsing probability is much lower than 1%. Thanks to the large active area, good optical collection efficiency can be achieved with relatively simple alignment procedures, thus opening the way to the exploitation of these devices in most demanding applications, such as single-molecule spectroscopy.

Published in:

Solid-State Device Research Conference, 2005. ESSDERC 2005. Proceedings of 35th European

Date of Conference:

12-16 Sept. 2005

Need Help?

IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.