Design and performance of an InGaAs-InP single-photon avalanche diode detector

Sara Pellegrini, Ryan E. Warburton, L. J J Tan, Jo Shien Ng, Andrey B. Krysa, Kristian Groom, J. P R David, Sergio Cova, Michael J. Robertson, Gerald S. Buller

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This paper describes the design, fabrication, and performance of planar-geometry InGaAs-InP devices which were specifically developed for single-photon detection at a wavelength of 1550 nm. General performance issues such as dark count rate, single-photon detection efficiency, afterpulsing, and jitter are described. © 2006 IEEE.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01610799
Pages (from-to)397-403
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006


  • Avalanche breakdown
  • Avalanche photodiodes (APDs)
  • Photodetectors
  • Photodiodes


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