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Photon Counting

Fundamentals and Applications

Edited by Nikolay Britun

University of Mons


Anton Nikiforov

University of Gent

Photon counting is a unified name for the techniques using single-photon detection for accumulative measurements of the light flux, normally occurring under extremely low-light conditions. Nowadays, this approach can be applied to the wide variety of the radiation wavelengths, starting from X-ray and deep ultraviolet transitions and ending with far-infrared part of the spectrum. As a special tribute to the photon counting, the studies of cosmic microwave background radiation in astronomy, the experiments with muon detection, and the large-scale fundamental experiments on the nature of matter should be noted. The book provides readers with an overview on the fundamentals and state-of-the-art applications of photon counting technique in the applied science and everyday life.

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Photon CountingFundamentals and ApplicationsEdited by Nikolay Britun

Published: March 21st 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69183

ISBN: 978-953-51-3908-9

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3907-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4081-8

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

16928 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

11 Web of Science Citations

19 Dimensions Citations


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1. Principles and Early Historical Development of Silicon Avalanche and Geiger-Mode Photodiodes

By Edward M.D. Fisher


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2. High Sensitivity Photodetector for Photon-Counting Applications

By Fabio Acerbi and Matteo Perenzoni


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3. Quantum Non-Demolition Measurement of Photons

By Keyu Xia


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4. Photon Counting for Studying Faint Astronomical Variable Signals in Optical Band

By Filippo Ambrosino and Franco Meddi


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5. Computational Methods for Photon-Counting and Photon- Processing Detectors

By Luca Caucci, Yijun Ding and Harrison H. Barrett


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6. Laser-Induced Fluorescence of Hydroxyl (OH) Radical in Cold Atmospheric Discharges

By Jan Voráč, Pavel Dvořák and Martina Mrkvičková


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7. Study of Formation and Decay of Rare-Gas Excimers by Laser- Induced Fluorescence

By Frédéric Marchal, Neermalsing Sewraj, Jean-Pierre Gardou, Nofel Merbahi and Mohammed Yousfi


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8. Silicon Photomultiplier for the Plug & Imaging PET system: Physics, Technological Challenges and Application to Modern Nuclear Medicine

By Nicola D’Ascenzo and Qingguo Xie


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9. Parallelized Integrated Time-Correlated Photon Counting System for High Photon Counting Rate Applications

By Imane Malass, Wilfried Uhring, Jean-Pierre Le Normand, Norbert Dumas and Foudil Dadouche


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10. Application of Fluorescence Spectroscopy for Microbial Detection to Enhance Clinical Investigations

By Fardad Shakibaie, Laurent Lamard, Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop and Laurence J. Walsh


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11. High-Speed and High-Resolution Photon Counting for Near-Range Lidar

By Tatsuo Shiina


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12. Detectors for Super-Resolution & Single-Molecule Fluorescence Microscopies

By Robert T. Youker


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