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Semiconductor-based detectors



Sergio Cova, Massimo Ghioni, Mark A. Itzler, Joshua C. Bienfang, Alessandro Restelli


There is nowadays a widespread and growing interest in low-level light detection and imaging. This interest is driven by the need for high sensitivity in various scientific and industrial applications such as fluorescence spectroscopy in life and material sciences, quantum computing and cryptography, profiling of remote objects with optical radar techniques, particle sizing, and more. In particular, the use of fluorescence-lifetime spectroscopy as both an analytical and research tool has increased markedly in recent years finding remarkable applications in chemistry, biochemistry, and biology.
Single-photon generation and detection
Publisher Info
Elsevier, New York, NY


single-photon detector, avalanche photodiode, qauntum communications, single-photon
Created December 13, 2013, Updated February 19, 2017