20-ps timing resolution with single-photon avalanche diodes

@article{Cova198920psTR,
  title={20-ps timing resolution with single-photon avalanche diodes},
  author={Sergio Cova and Andrea Leonardo Lacaita and Massimo Ghioni and Giancarlo Ripamonti and Thomas A. Louis},
  journal={Review of Scientific Instruments},
  year={1989},
  volume={60},
  pages={1104-1110}
}
Single photon avalanche diodes (SPADs) are avalanche photodiodes specifically designed for reverse bias operation above the breakdown voltage and used for detecting single optical photons. A new silicon epitaxial device structure was designed to give improved timing performance with respect to previous SPADs. Extensive tests were carried out in order to establish the timing resolution of the device in time correlated photon counting (TCPC). The timing resolution of the SPAD in terms of its full… 

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