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Title: Shallow Junction Single Photon Detection Technology for Quantum Information
Author: Taylor, David Maurice
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2009
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The detection of single photons is now commonplace in labs across the world. This was initially due to the invention of photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) and multichannel plates (MCPs) but the explosion in adoption was undoubtedly due to the developments in Single Photon Avalanche Photodiodes (SPADs), and most notably in silicon. The cost, bulk, weight, and complexity all dropped, and thus significantly expanded the application space. Today SPADs are found in biophotonics, sensing, rangefinding, quantum key distribution (QKD), quantum computing, and more This thesis investigates a relatively new class of single photon detectors, commonly referred to as shallow junction SPADs, and their applicability to a range of applications. These offer a further step reduction in cost and additionally allow for the creation of individually addressable arrays as well as integrated circuitry along side the detection areas.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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