Autonomous absolute calibration of an ICCD camera in single-photon detection regime

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Qi L, Just F, Leuchs G, Chekhova MV
Journal: Optics Express
Publisher: OSA - The Optical Society
Publication year: 2016
Volume: 24
Journal issue: 23
Pages range: 26444-26453
ISSN: 1094-4087


Abstract


Intensified charge coupled device (ICCD) cameras are widely used in various applications such as microscopy, astronomy, spectroscopy. Often they are used as single-photon detectors, with thresholding being an essential part of the readout. In this paper, we measure the quantum efficiency of an ICCD camera in the single-photon detection mode using the Klyshko absolute calibration technique. The quantum efficiency is obtained as a function of the threshold value and of the wavelength of the detected light. In addition, we study the homogeneity of the photon sensitivity over the camera chip area. The experiment is performed in the autonomous regime, without using any additional detectors. We therefore demonstrate the self-calibration of an ICCD camera.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Leuchs, Gerd Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Optik)
Qi, Luo
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Optik)


External institutions
Max-Planck-Institut für die Physik des Lichts (MPL) / Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light


How to cite

APA:
Qi, L., Just, F., Leuchs, G., & Chekhova, M.V. (2016). Autonomous absolute calibration of an ICCD camera in single-photon detection regime. Optics Express, 24(23), 26444-26453. https://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.24.026444

MLA:
Qi, Luo, et al. "Autonomous absolute calibration of an ICCD camera in single-photon detection regime." Optics Express 24.23 (2016): 26444-26453.

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