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Achievement of shot-noise-limited sensitivity and 50 dB dynamic range by photon-counting receiver using Si avalanche photodiode

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3 Author(s)
Kikuchi, K. ; University of Tokyo, Department of Electronic Engineering, Tokyo, Japan ; Okoshi, T. ; Hirose, A.

A photon-counting receiver using an Si avalanche photodiode has been constructed. The circuit noise, dark-current noise and excess noise pulses can be discriminated perfectly from the signal pulse; thus a shot-noise-limited receiver sensitivity has been achieved. The dynamic range of the receiver is above 50 dB.

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Electronics Letters  (Volume:21 ,  Issue: 18 )