Note: Dead time causes and correction method for single photon avalanche diode devices.

@article{Neri2010NoteDT,
  title={Note: Dead time causes and correction method for single photon avalanche diode devices.},
  author={Lorenzo Neri and Salvatore Tudisco and Francesco Musumeci and Agata Scordino and Giorgio Fallica and Massimo Mazzillo and Massimo Zimbone},
  journal={The Review of scientific instruments},
  year={2010},
  volume={81 8},
  pages={086102}
}
Single photon avalanche diode (SPAD) is the new generation of Geiger-Muller (GM) detectors, developed with semiconductor technology, and able to detect single photons, mainly in visible range. In this work we study the signal generation process and the dead time (DT) mechanisms of the device under a constant light regime. According to our results, it is possible to discriminate low rate signals from afterpulse and noise production and, moreover, to overcome the saturation effect due to the dead… CONTINUE READING