Comparison of the capabilities of histograms and a method of ranged amplitudes in noise analysis of single-photon detectors
Perminov N.S., Smirnov M.A., Nigmatullin R.R., Talipov A.A., Moiseev S.A.

Kazan Quantum Center, KNRTU-KAI, Kazan, Russia,
Zavoisky Physical-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Kazan, Russia,
Department of Radio-Electronics and Information-Measuring Technique, KNRTU-KAI, Kazan, Russia

Abstract:
A comparative analysis of the method of histograms and the sequence of the ranged amplitudes (SRA) for statistical parametrization of the operation regime of a single-photon avalanche photodetector has been performed. It was shown that in addition to providing all the information that can be obtained using the histogram method, the SRA method also provides  a quick and robust description of the dark counts of the detector for a shorter (compared to histograms) noise sample of ~103points. The revealed advantages open prospects for introducing the SRA method in the software of high-sensitivity photodetectors.

Keywords:
noise, discrete statistics, noninvasive analysis, SRA, SPAD.

Citation:
Perminov NS, Smirnov MA, Nigmatullin RR, Talipov AA, Moiseev SA. Comparison of the capabilities of histograms and a method of ranged amplitudes in noise analysis of single-photon detectors. Computer Optics 2018; 42(2): 338-342. DOI: 10.18287/2412-6179-2018-42-2-338-342.

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