Accession Number:

ADA426385

Title:

Single-Photon Detector Characterization Using Correlated Photons: The March From Feasibility to Metrology

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL INST OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY GAITHERSBURG MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Correlated photons can be used to directly measure the detection efficiency of photon counting detectors without any ties to externally calibrated standards. An overview of the history of this technique is given and the paper reviews how to implement it in a practical lab setting. Some of the sources of uncertainty in the technique and how they can be minimized and quantified are discussed The intent is to provide the information necessary to encourage the movement of this technique from the metrology lab into the general photon-counting detector community.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE