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12 April 2021 Quenching of single photon avalanche photodiodes with dynamic resistive switches
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In this work, a dynamic metallic filamentary resistive switch (MFRS) is used to quench the avalanche in a single photon avalanche photodiode (SPAD). The experimental results and simulations are consistent with an interpretation that, the MFRS is in a high resistance state when the avalanche occurs. This enables the quenching of the avalanche sufficiently within a short time. This increases the voltage drop across the MFRS, which switches the MFRS to its low resistance on-state and the recharging process is greatly accelerated because of the lowered R-C time constant. This leads to a sharp avalanche pulse shape and a fast detection speed.
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Jiyuan Zheng, Xingjun Xue, Yuan Yuan, Keye Sun, Cheng Ji, Daniel Rosenmann, Joe Campbell, and Supratik Guha "Quenching of single photon avalanche photodiodes with dynamic resistive switches", Proc. SPIE 11721, Advanced Photon Counting Techniques XV, 117210E (12 April 2021); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2587864
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