We present a portable 64-channel photon-counting system employing a monolithic array of Single-Photon Avalanche Diodes (SPADs) and a custom-designed Time-to-Digital Converter (TDC), for single-photon counting and timing applications. The system provides state-of-art singlephoton detection performance and time-resolved measurement capability, with timing precision down to 100 ps FWHM and linearity better than 2% LSB (RMS). The compact form factor (1″ diameter by 2″ length), extensive customization capabilities, and low power consumption enable its use in applications requiring both high-end single-photon performance and system portability, such as wearable health monitoring, hand-held equipment, and automotive time-of-flight 3D ranging measurement.

Miniaturized 64-channel single-photon timing system

Portaluppi, Davide;Buttafava, Mauro;Tamborini, Davide;Ruggeri, Alessandro;Villa, Federica
2017

Abstract

We present a portable 64-channel photon-counting system employing a monolithic array of Single-Photon Avalanche Diodes (SPADs) and a custom-designed Time-to-Digital Converter (TDC), for single-photon counting and timing applications. The system provides state-of-art singlephoton detection performance and time-resolved measurement capability, with timing precision down to 100 ps FWHM and linearity better than 2% LSB (RMS). The compact form factor (1″ diameter by 2″ length), extensive customization capabilities, and low power consumption enable its use in applications requiring both high-end single-photon performance and system portability, such as wearable health monitoring, hand-held equipment, and automotive time-of-flight 3D ranging measurement.
PRIME 2017 - 13th Conference on PhD Research in Microelectronics and Electronics, Proceedings
9781509065073
sezele, Photon Counting, Sensor, Single-Photon Avalanche Diode (SPAD), Time-to-Digital Converter (TDC), Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Instrumentation
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