Amplification Technologies, Inc. (ATI) recently released a high gain solid-state photomultiplier in response to a growing need for ultra-sensitive, compact, rugged, and inexpensive optical sensors in the near infrared (NIR) wavelengths of 1000 to 1700 nanometers (nm).
The company based the design and the prototype on its Discrete Amplification Photon Detector (DAPD) technology. Its implementation on the InGaAs/InP material system, as well as silicon extends its usefulness to a range of applications.
Silicon Multichannel Discrete Amplification Photon Detector
The measured devices provide a gain of over 200,000. They can be used for single photon counting applications without requiring external quenching (i.e. reset) circuits that introduce delay, and are suitable for the fields of spectroscopy, night vision, industrial and scientific instrumentation, astronomy, quantum cryptography; and other military, defense, and aerospace applications. The Optical Communication Technology program at NASA‚â€™s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is already using them.
Amplification Technologies, Inc.
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