Sub-geiger mode single-photon detector using a low-darkcurrent InGaAs avalanche photodiode

Yoshito Miyamoto, Kenji Tsujino, Jun Kataoka, Akihisa Tomita

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    Abstract

    We have developed a single-photon detector that uses an InGaAs avalanche photodiode (APD) operating in sub-Geiger mode. Sub-Geiger mode operation is a technique in which an APD is operated at a bias voltage that is lower than the breakdown voltage. This mode considerably reduces afterpulse probability, and single photons that arrive randomly can be detected. In the present study, we reduced the dark count rate of the sub-Geiger mode single-photon detector by using a low-darkcurrent InGaAs APD. Consequently, we obtained a dark count rate (DCR) of 5.6 counts per second (cps) with single-photon detection efficiency (SPDE) of 0.2%. Our single-photon detector is comparable in DCR to that of superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEuropean Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication, ECEOC 2012
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventEuropean Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication, ECEOC 2012 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 2012 Sep 162012 Sep 20

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    OtherEuropean Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication, ECEOC 2012
    CountryNetherlands
    CityAmsterdam
    Period12/9/1612/9/20

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    Avalanche photodiodes
    Photons
    Detectors
    Bias voltage
    Electric breakdown
    Nanowires

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Miyamoto, Y., Tsujino, K., Kataoka, J., & Tomita, A. (2012). Sub-geiger mode single-photon detector using a low-darkcurrent InGaAs avalanche photodiode. In European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication, ECEOC 2012 https://doi.org/10.1364/ECEOC.2012.P7.04

    Sub-geiger mode single-photon detector using a low-darkcurrent InGaAs avalanche photodiode. / Miyamoto, Yoshito; Tsujino, Kenji; Kataoka, Jun; Tomita, Akihisa.

    European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication, ECEOC 2012. 2012.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Miyamoto, Y, Tsujino, K, Kataoka, J & Tomita, A 2012, Sub-geiger mode single-photon detector using a low-darkcurrent InGaAs avalanche photodiode. in European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication, ECEOC 2012. European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication, ECEOC 2012, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 12/9/16. https://doi.org/10.1364/ECEOC.2012.P7.04
    Miyamoto Y, Tsujino K, Kataoka J, Tomita A. Sub-geiger mode single-photon detector using a low-darkcurrent InGaAs avalanche photodiode. In European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication, ECEOC 2012. 2012 https://doi.org/10.1364/ECEOC.2012.P7.04
    Miyamoto, Yoshito ; Tsujino, Kenji ; Kataoka, Jun ; Tomita, Akihisa. / Sub-geiger mode single-photon detector using a low-darkcurrent InGaAs avalanche photodiode. European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication, ECEOC 2012. 2012.
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