Toward single-photon imaging at short wave infrared (SWIR)

Omer G. Memis, John Kohoutek, Hooman Mohseni

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


We present our latest results from a novel nano-injector-base photon detector. Previously, we have demonstrated the excellent noise performance and large linear gain of single-element devices at room temperature. Here we demonstrate the first focal plane array (FPA) made from this unique device, and show that they hold their high gain and low noise performance at a good array uniformity. The high internal gain produces significantly better images at high frame rates, or at low light level conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDetectors and Imaging Devices
Subtitle of host publicationInfrared, Focal Plane, Single Photon
StatePublished - Oct 25 2010
EventDetectors and Imaging Devices: Infrared, Focal Plane, Single Photon - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2010Aug 5 2010

Publication series

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


OtherDetectors and Imaging Devices: Infrared, Focal Plane, Single Photon
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Excess noise
  • Imager
  • Nano-injection
  • Short-wave infrared
  • Single photon

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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