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Single photon detection is one of the most challenging goals of photonics. In recent years, the study of ultra-fast and/or low-intensity phenomena has received renewed attention from the academic and industrial communities. Intense research activity has been focused on bio-imaging applications, bio-luminescence, bio-scattering methods, and, more in general, on several applications requiring high speed operation and high timing resolution. In this paper we present design and characterization of bi-dimensional arrays of a next generation of single photon avalanche diodes (SPADs). Single photon sensitivity, dark noise, afterpulsing and timing resolution of the single SPAD have been examined in several experimental conditions. Moreover, the effects arising from their integration and the readout mode have also been deeply investigated. View Full-Text
Molecular Diversity Preservation International
Publication date: 
1 Aug 2008

Simona Privitera, Salvatore Tudisco, Luca Lanzanò, Francesco Musumeci, Alessandro Pluchino, Agata Scordino, Angelo Campisi, Luigi Cosentino, Paolo Finocchiaro, Giovanni Condorelli, Massimo Mazzillo, Salvo Lombardo, Emilio Sciacca

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Volume: 8 Issue: 8 Pages: 4636-4655