Single-Photon Detector Based on MOSFET Electrometer with Single-Electron Sensitivity
A unique single-photon detector is reported, which utilizes scaled-down silicon-on- insulator (SOI) metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) with single-electron sensitivity, and features low-voltage operation without carrier multiplication and low dark counts. Primary single-photon detection characteristics are presented, and then several issues related to operation speed and quantum efficiency are to be addressed.
H. Inokawa et al., "Single-Photon Detector Based on MOSFET Electrometer with Single-Electron Sensitivity", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 222, pp. 3-7, 2011