SPADs for quantum random number generators and beyond


Single-Photon Avalanche Diodes (SPADs) are solid-state photo-detectors capable of detecting single photons by exploiting the avalanche effect that occurs in the breakdown of a p-n junction biased above breakdown voltage. By this effect, a SPAD translates an incoming photon to a macroscopic current pulse. These devices are currently used for building medical… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/ASPDAC.2014.6742986


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@article{Burri2014SPADsFQ, title={SPADs for quantum random number generators and beyond}, author={Samuel Burri and Damien Stucki and Yuki Maruyama and Claudio Bruschini and Edoardo Charbon and Francesco Regazzoni}, journal={2014 19th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC)}, year={2014}, pages={788-794} }