Realizing a robust, reconfigurable active quenching design for multiple architectures of single-photon avalanche detectors

  title={Realizing a robust, reconfigurable active quenching design for multiple architectures of single-photon avalanche detectors},
  author={Subash Sachidananda and Prithvi Gundlapalli and Victor Leong and Leonid A. Krivitsky and Alexander Ling},
Most active quench circuits used for single-photon avalanche detectors are designed either with discrete components which lack the flexibility of dynamically changing the control parameters, or with custom ASICs which require a long development time and high cost. As an alternative, we present a reconfigurable and robust hybrid design implemented using a System-on-Chip (SoC), which integrates both an FPGA and a microcontroller. We take advantage of the FPGA’s speed and configuration… 


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