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Posted: Feb 05, 2011

The World's First All-in-one DUAL Single Photon Counting Module

(Nanowerk News) AUREA Technology is pleased to launch the newly designed SPD_A_M2, the world's first all-in-one DUAL single photon counting module.
The SPD_A is a family of ultra low noise, high Quantum Efficiency near infrared [900 - 1700 nm] single photon detectors. The detectors' Geiger-mode InGaAs avalanche photodiode and thermoelectric coolers ensure a low and stable dark count, with a performance superior to 5.0 x 10-6 per ns. Thanks to its exceptional sensitivity in high level detections, the SPD_A largely surpasses photomultipliers, or PMTs. While most photomultipliers count a QE below 1% in near infrared, the SPD_A boasts a QE that is adjustable up to 25%.
SPD_A_M2 all-in-one DUAL single photon counting module
The SPD_A series also provides plug-and-play connections to personal computers via a USB interface, allowing users to easily adjust detection efficiency and tune gate width and delay. Though it comes with its own Graphical User Interface, end-users are free to develop their own with LabView or C++.
AUREA Technology allows the development of superior and low-cost new products in the near infrared, an advancement not possible with PMTs. The SPD_A allows for single photon counting, Time Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC), fluorescence, spectroscopy, and optical communications.
About AUREA Technology
AUREA Technology provides superior optical instruments, such as NIR single photon counters, that enable scientists and engineers to achieve outstanding results and remain at the cutting edge of their field. AUREA Technology works closely with its clients and partners around the globe to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow in the optical communications, biomedical, life sciences, nanotechnology and semi-conductors industries.
Source: AUREA Technology (press release)
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