Date of Award
Master of Science in Physics (MS)
College, School or Department Name
Department of Physics
Kim Fook Lee
I will present my work about constructing and characterizing a single photon detector. Using the 1550nm laser and second harmonic light generation, I am able to count single photons on a Multi‐Pixel Photon Counter (MPPC) silicon APD. My results show that upwards of 22% quantum efficiency is achievable with the MPPC. Future work will include coincidence detection of correlated photon‐pair.
Rojas, Paul N., "Characterizing a single photon detector", Master's report, Michigan Technological University, 2011.