Photon counting techniques with silicon avalanche photodiodes.

@article{Dautet1993PhotonCT,
  title={Photon counting techniques with silicon avalanche photodiodes.},
  author={Henri Dautet and Pierre Deschamps and Bruno Dion and Andrew D. MacGregor and Darlene E. Macsween and Robert J. Mcintyre and Claude Trottier and Paul P. Webb},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={1993},
  volume={32 21},
  pages={
          3894-900
        }
}
The properties of avalanche photodiodes and associated electronics required for photon counting in the Geiger and the sub-Geiger modes are reviewed. When the Geiger mode is used, there are significant improvements reported in overall photon detection efficiencies (approaching 70% at 633 nm), and a timing jitter (under 200 ps) is achieved with passive quenching at high overvoltages (20-30 V). The results obtained by using an active-mode fast quench circuit capable of switching overvoltages as… 

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