Improved APD designs boosts photon-counting detector efficiency

Hodges, Mike
May 2012
Laser Focus World;May2012, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p66
The article discusses the influence of the avalanche-photodiode (APD) design on the photon-counting detector efficiency. The benefits of APD-based photon counters compared to other photon-counting technologies are outlined. According to the author, single-photon detection can be optimized when operated in Geiger mode.


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