Single-Photon Detection Using Avalanche Gain in Silicon

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This video deals with how to detect single-photon using avalanche gain in silicon.


Edward Fisher

Dr. Edward Fisher (M’08) received the M.Eng. degree in electronic and electrical engineering from The University of Edinburgh, working with ST Microelectronics on automatic exposure algorithms for image sensors. After completing his Ph.D. in single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) arrays in CMOS for optical communications (University of Edinburgh), he began work on high-speed, parallel data acquisition systems as a member of the Agile Tomography Group (ATG) within the Institute of Digital Communications. This work aims to provide chemical species tomography diagnostics for aero-engines in collaboration with Rolls-Royce, Royal Dutch Shell and academia within the FLITES project. He was awarded a fellowship with The Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) in 2016, to promote best practices in code development. His research interests include mixed-signal instrumentation, signal processing, embedded systems and communications. He periodically revisits SPAD research with a 2017 book chapter on array readout topologies for optical communications and a book chapter (in press) on the early historical development of avalanche multiplication and SPADs. This covers the period of 1900 to 1969, however he is currently conducting the historical analysis of the 1970s and 80s for future publication. He is a member of the IEEE, IET and IOP, and a reviewer for IEEE TCAS:1.

Audience: Young Professionals, Professionals in I&M, Researchers, Students

Publication Year: 2018

Single-Photon Detection Using Avalanche Gain in Silicon
  • Course Provider: Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Course Number: IMS-VT21
  • Duration (Hours): .5
  • Credits: 0.1 CEU/ 1 PDH