Photon Detectors

Authored by: Antoni Rogalski

Encyclopedia of Optical and Photonic Engineering

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  September  2015

Print ISBN: 9781439850978
eBook ISBN: 9781351247184
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EOE2-120050617

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Abstract

This entry is a guide over the photon detectors sensing optical radiation. The discussion is focused mainly on current and most rapidly developing photoemissive, photoconductive, and photovoltaic detectors. The intent is to concentrate on approaches, materials, and device structures used in the fabrication of photon detectors. Finally, a short description of imaging arrays is presented.

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