Single-photon detectors for infrared wavelengths in the range 1–1.7 μm

Gerald S. Buller, Robert J. Collins

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Abstract

The ongoing progress of scientific research in areas such as quantum communications, low-light level laser ranging, and material science (to name but a few) has led to increased interest in the detection of single photons in the wavelength range 1–1.7 μm. Several technologies have been used to detect photons with wavelengths in this range – each with different characteristic parameters that affect their suitability for specific applications. This chapter will provide a review of progress in the development of detectors for use in this spectral region and will highlight some notable results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Photon Counting
Subtitle of host publicationApplications, Methods, Instrumentation
EditorsPeter Kapusta, Michael Wahl, Rainder Erdmann
PublisherSpringer
Pages43-69
Volume15
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-15636-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-15635-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2014

Publication series

NameAdvanced Photon Counting
Volume15
ISSN (Print)1617-1306
ISSN (Electronic)1865-1313

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    Buller, G. S., & Collins, R. J. (2014). Single-photon detectors for infrared wavelengths in the range 1–1.7 μm. In P. Kapusta, M. Wahl, & R. Erdmann (Eds.), Advanced Photon Counting: Applications, Methods, Instrumentation (Vol. 15, pp. 43-69). (Advanced Photon Counting; Vol. 15). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/4243_2014_64