PHOTON-COUNTING WITH PASSIVELY QUENCHED GERMANIUM AVALANCHE

P C M OWENS, J G RARITY, P R TAPSTER, D Knight, P D TOWNSEND

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Abstract

We demonstrate photon counting in germanium avalanche photodiodes biased beyond breakdown and quenched with a simple series resistance circuit. The devices show moderate (> 7%) quantum efficiency with limited afterpulsing and dark counts and subnanosecond jitter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6895-6901
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Optics
Volume33
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 1994

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