Automated characterization of single-photon avalanche photodiode

@article{Ghazali2012AutomatedCO,
  title={Automated characterization of single-photon avalanche photodiode},
  author={A. M. M. Ghazali and A. N. Bugge and S. Sauge and V. Makarov},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Detectors},
  year={2012}
}
We report an automated characterization of a single-photon detector based on commercial silicon avalanche photodiode (PerkinElmer C30902SH). The photodiode is characterized by I-V curves at different illumination levels (darkness, 10 pW and 10 uW), dark count rate and photon detection efficiency at different bias voltages. The automated characterization routine is implemented in C++ running on a Linux computer. 

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