Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Solid State Single Photon Detector, Gallium, Compound Semiconductors, Avalanche Photodiode (APD).
Photodetectors, Sensors and Imaging
Photonic and Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology
Ultrafast Electronics, Photonics and Optoelectronics
The experimental results acquired on avalanche photodiodes based on III-V semiconductor materials and operated as single photon counters with picosecond timing resolution are reported. The semiconductor structures fabricated on the basis of GaAs, GaP and GaAsP have been operated in a Geiger mode and employed in a photon counting experiment at the wavelengths from near ultraviolet to near infrared. The dark count rates, photon counting sensitivity and timing resolution have been measured for the experimental diode samples.