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Radiation-Resistant Photon-Counting Detector Package Providing Sub-ps Stability for Laser Time Transfer in SpaceWe are reporting on a design, construction and performance of photon-counting detector packages based on silicon avalanche photodiodes. These photon-counting devices have been optimized for extremely high stability of their detection delay. The detectors have been designed for future applications in fundamental metrology and optical time transfer in space. The detectors have been qualified for operation in space missions. The exceptional radiation tolerance of the detection chip itself and of all critical components of a detector package has been verified in a series of experiments.
Document ID
20160003696
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Prochzaka, Ivan (Czech Technical Univ. Prague, Czechoslovakia)
Kodat, Jan (Czech Technical Univ. Prague, Czechoslovakia)
Blazej, Josef (Czech Technical Univ. Prague, Czechoslovakia)
Sun, Xiaoli (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Date Acquired
March 23, 2016
Publication Date
August 10, 2015
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Modern Optics
Volume: 62
Issue: 20
Subject Category
Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-E-DAA-TN30133
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: RVO68407700
CONTRACT_GRANT: FOR1503
CONTRACT_GRANT: LH12005
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
radiation hardness
timing stability
single photon