Single-Electron and Single-Photon Sensitivity with a Silicon Skipper CCD.

@article{Tiffenberg2017SingleElectronAS,
  title={Single-Electron and Single-Photon Sensitivity with a Silicon Skipper CCD.},
  author={Javier Tiffenberg and Miguel Sofo-Haro and Alex Drlica-Wagner and Rouven Essig and Yann Guardincerri and S. E. Holland and Tomer Volansky and Tien-Tien Yu},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2017},
  volume={119 13},
  pages={
          131802
        }
}
We have developed ultralow-noise electronics in combination with repetitive, nondestructive readout of a thick, fully depleted charge-coupled device (CCD) to achieve an unprecedented noise level of 0.068  e^{-} rms/pixel. This is the first time that discrete subelectron readout noise has been achieved reproducible over millions of pixels on a stable, large-area detector. This enables the contemporaneous, discrete, and quantized measurement of charge in pixels, irrespective of whether they… 
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