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- Reduced deadtime and higher rate photon-counting detection using a multiplexed detector array
- Castelletto, S. A.; Degiovanni, I. P.; Schettini, V.; Migdall, A. L.
- We present a scheme for a photon-counting detection system that can be operated at incident photon rates higher than otherwise possible by suppressing the effects of detector deadtime. The method uses an array of N detectors and a 1-by-N optical switch with a control circuit to direct input light to live detectors. Our calculations and models highlight the advantages of the technique. In particular, using this scheme, a group of N detectors provides an improvement in operation rate that can exceed the improvement that would be obtained by a single detector with deadtime reduced by 1/N, even if it were feasible to produce a single detector with such a large improvement in deadtime. We model the system for continuous and pulsed light sources, both of which are important for quantum metrology and quantum key distribution applications.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Journal of Modern Optics, Vol. 54, no. 2-3 (2007), pp. 337-352
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 0205 Optical Physics
- Light sources; Mathematical models; Multiplexed detector arrays; Optical switches; Photodetectors; Photons; Quantum key distribution; Quantum metrology; Quantum optics
- Taylor and Francis
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2007 Taylor and Francis.
- Peer reviewed