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  • Technical Digest (CD) (Optica Publishing Group, 2005),
  • paper CMGG4

Photoionization of Trapped Carriers in Avalanche Photodiodes to Reduce Afterpulsing During Geiger-Mode Photon Counting

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We reduced the afterpulsing probability by a factor of five in a Geiger-mode photon- counting InGaAs avalanche photodiode by using sub-band-gap (λ= 1.95 µm) laser diode illumination, which we believe photoionizes the trapped carriers.

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