Active quench and reset integrated circuit with novel hold-off time control logic for Geiger-mode avalanche photodiodes

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dc.contributor.author Deng, Shijie
dc.contributor.author Morrison, Alan P.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-28T14:14:07Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-28T14:14:07Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-15
dc.identifier.citation Deng, S. and Morrison, A. P. (2012) 'Active quench and reset integrated circuit with novel hold-off time control logic for Geiger-mode avalanche photodiodes', Optics Letters, 37(18), pp. 3876-3878. doi: 10.1364/OL.37.003876 en
dc.identifier.volume 37 en
dc.identifier.issued 18 en
dc.identifier.startpage 3876 en
dc.identifier.endpage 3878 en
dc.identifier.issn 0146-9592
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6388
dc.identifier.doi 10.1364/OL.37.003876
dc.description.abstract This Letter presents an active quench-and-reset circuit for Geiger-mode avalanche photodiodes (GM-APDs). The integrated circuit was fabricated using a conventional 0.35 μm complementary metal oxide semiconductor process. Experimental results show that the circuit is capable of linearly setting the hold-off time from several nanoseconds to microseconds with a resolution of 6.5 ns. This allows the selection of the optimal afterpulse-free hold-off time for the GM-APD via external digital inputs or additional signal processing circuitry. Moreover, this circuit resets the APD automatically following the end of the hold-off period, thus simplifying the control for the end user. Results also show that a minimum dead time of 28.4 ns is achieved, demonstrating a saturated photon-counting rate of 35.2  Mcounts/s. en
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dc.publisher Optical Society of America en
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dc.rights © 2012 Optical Society of America. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modifications of the content of this paper are prohibited. en
dc.subject Photodetectors en
dc.subject Avalanche photodiodes (APDs) en
dc.subject Avalanche photodiodes en
dc.subject Complementary metal oxide semiconductors en
dc.subject Photon counting en
dc.subject Signal processing en
dc.subject Silicon en
dc.subject Statistics en
dc.title Active quench and reset integrated circuit with novel hold-off time control logic for Geiger-mode avalanche photodiodes en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Alan Morrison, Engineering Faculty Office, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: a.morrison@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2018-06-28T14:08:11Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Optics Letters en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress a.morrison@ucc.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Strategic Research Cluster/07/SRC/I1173/IE/SRC PiFAS: Photonics - Integration From Atoms to Systems (PiFAS)/ en


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