Single-and multi-photon imaging with a nanoscale detector

D. Bitauld, F. Marsili, A. Gaggero, F. Mattioli, R. Leoni, S.J. Nejad, A. Fiore

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Study of subwavelength optical phenomena has taken an increasing importance in the past few years. Near- field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM) is the usual solution for optical sensing below the diffraction limit. It consists in coupling light in a fiber through a nanoscale hole and detecting it with a conventional detector. A better optimized method would be to make the detector itself nanoscale. The dark count rate being usually proportional to the active area, this would greatly enhance the signal to noise ratio. The paper proposed a detector that has nanoscale dimensions, nanosecond response time and single or multiphoton sensitivity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference ( CLEO/Europe - EQEC 2009), 14-19 June 2009, Munich, Germany
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)9781-424440801
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe 2009 - ICM Center of the New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Munich, Germany
Duration: 14 Jun 200919 Jun 2009


ConferenceThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe 2009
Abbreviated titleCLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2009
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