Dark current and single photon detection by 1550 nm avalanche photodiodes: dead time corrected probability distributions and entropy rates.

  title={Dark current and single photon detection by 1550 nm avalanche photodiodes: dead time corrected probability distributions and entropy rates.},
  author={Nicole Menkart and Joseph D. Hart and Thomas Murphy and Rajarshi Roy},
  journal={Optics express},
  volume={30 22},
Single photon detectors have dark count rates that depend strongly on the bias level for detector operation. In the case of weak light sources such as novel lasers or single-photon emitters, the rate of counts due to the light source can be comparable to that of the detector dark counts. In such cases, a characterization of the statistical properties of the dark counts is necessary. The dark counts are often assumed to follow a Poisson process that is statistically independent of the incident… 

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