A novel nano-injector based single photon infrared detector

H. Mohseni*, O. G. Memis, S. C. Kong, A. Katsnelson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We present a novel single photon detector based on a nano-injector. This method, in principle, is capable of single photon detection at room temperature at λ,∼1.7 μm. Also, the process is not based on avalanche multiplication, and hence the device has no excess noise. Moreover, the device can cover a wide range of wavelengths from UV to mid-infrared, since the detection and amplification processes are completely decoupled and delocalized. Unlike avalanche-based detectors, this device operates at a very low bias that makes it possible to produce large 2D arrays with a good uniformity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications II
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
EventEnabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications II - Kissimmee, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 20 2006Apr 21 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6243
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherEnabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications II
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKissimmee, FL
Period4/20/064/21/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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