Improved single-photon detection

Radhika Rangarajan, Nicholas A. Peters, Onur Hosten, Joseph B. Altepeter, Evan R. Jeffrey, Paul G. Kwiat

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


Visible light photon counters (VLPCs) and solid-state photomultipliers (SSPMs) facilitate efficient single-photon detection. We are attempting to improve their efficiency, previously limited to < 88% by coupling losses, via anti-reflection coatings, better electronics and cryogenics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2006
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)1557528136, 9781557528131
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2006 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: May 21 2006May 21 2006

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2006
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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