News tagged with photo detectors

Ultrasensitive photon hunter

When it comes to imaging, every single photon counts if there is barely any available light. This is the point where the latest technologies often reach their limits. Researchers have now developed a diode that can read photons ...

dateNov 07, 2012 in Engineering
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Filming photons, one million times a second

( -- European researchers have created a CMOS (semiconductor) camera capable of filming individual photons one million times a second. The breakthrough will impact on all the most advanced areas of science and ...

dateOct 05, 2009 in Semiconductors
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De-multiplexing to the max: 640 Gbits/second

Sliced light is how we communicate now. Millions of phone calls and cable television shows per second are dispatched through fibers in the form of digital zeros and ones formed by chopping laser pulses into bits. This slicing ...

dateFeb 02, 2009 in Engineering
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