We present the design and characterization of a microelectronic chip consisting of 32 independent single-photon counting and multi-photon time-coincidence channels, based on Single Photon Avalanche Diodes (SPADs). The chip aims at easing the assembly together with Silicon Photonics substrates and chips, for a broad spectrum of quantum applications. The chip provides not only 32 independent pulse outputs for multi-channel single-photon counting, but it features other two operation modalities. For single-photon applications, the chip provides the single-hit digital address of the channel detecting the photon among the 32 ones. For multi-photon applications, the chip provides an event-driven pulse every time more than n photons (n selectable between 2 and 4) concurrently trigger different channels. Each detection channel consists of 4 independent SPADs with different diameter (5 μm, 10 μm, 20 μm, and 50 μm), to easily match the waveguides and collection efficiency.

Multi-Channel SPAD Chip for Silicon Photonics with Multi-Photon CoIncidence Detection

Incoronato A.;Severini F.;Villa F.;Zappa F.
2022-01-01

Abstract

We present the design and characterization of a microelectronic chip consisting of 32 independent single-photon counting and multi-photon time-coincidence channels, based on Single Photon Avalanche Diodes (SPADs). The chip aims at easing the assembly together with Silicon Photonics substrates and chips, for a broad spectrum of quantum applications. The chip provides not only 32 independent pulse outputs for multi-channel single-photon counting, but it features other two operation modalities. For single-photon applications, the chip provides the single-hit digital address of the channel detecting the photon among the 32 ones. For multi-photon applications, the chip provides an event-driven pulse every time more than n photons (n selectable between 2 and 4) concurrently trigger different channels. Each detection channel consists of 4 independent SPADs with different diameter (5 μm, 10 μm, 20 μm, and 50 μm), to easily match the waveguides and collection efficiency.
2022
photon counting
photonic integrated circuits
quantum sensing
silicon photonics
Single photon avalanche diode (SPAD)
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