A geiger-mode APD photon counting system with adjustable dead-time and interchangeable detector

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dc.contributor.author Deng, Shijie
dc.contributor.author Gordon, Declan
dc.contributor.author Morrison, Alan P.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-28T14:32:05Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-28T14:32:05Z
dc.date.issued 2016-01-01
dc.identifier.citation Deng, S., Gordon, D. and Morrison, A. P. (2016) 'A Geiger-Mode APD Photon Counting System With Adjustable Dead-Time and Interchangeable Detector', IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 28(1), pp. 99-102. doi: 10.1109/LPT.2015.2487342 en
dc.identifier.volume 28 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 99 en
dc.identifier.endpage 102 en
dc.identifier.issn 1041-1135
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6389
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/LPT.2015.2487342
dc.description.abstract A Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode (GM-APD) photon counting system is presented in this letter. The system provides a maximum counting rate of 35 Mcounts/s and is capable of directly displaying the counting rate and data logging to a PC. In this system, the detector can be easily changed to enhance its usefulness in different applications. A novel active quench and reset integrated circuit (AQR-IC) is designed for the system with adjustable hold-off time from several nanoseconds up to 1.6 μs with a setting resolution of ~6.5 ns. This facilitates optimal performance when using different types of APDs. The AQR-IC also registers each avalanche event as a TTL pulse that is processed by a microcontroller to calculate the photon-counting rate. The microcontroller can be interfaced with a PC over USB to record the measured data and to allow further processing. Software was also written to calculate the photon-counting rate, display the results and save the data to files. en
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dc.publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) en
dc.relation.uri https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7289373/
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dc.subject Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode en
dc.subject Single photon counting en
dc.subject Adjustable dead-time en
dc.subject Photon-counting system en
dc.subject Photonics en
dc.subject Cathodes en
dc.subject Radiation detectors en
dc.subject Integrated circuits en
dc.subject Graphical user interfaces en
dc.subject Detectors en
dc.subject Avalanche photodiodes en
dc.subject Integrated optoelectronics en
dc.subject Photodetectors en
dc.subject Photon counting en
dc.title A geiger-mode APD photon counting system with adjustable dead-time and interchangeable detector 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 2018-06-28T14:26:51Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle IEEE Photonics Technology Letters en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress a.morrison@ucc.ie en

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