Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a procedure for characterizing the quantum efficiency of a single-photon detector in the telecommunication wavelength band. Our procedure employs a bidirectional coincidence counting technique to distinguish optical component losses from the detection efficiency. The standard deviations of the measured quantum efficiencies were nearly identical to the standard deviations derived from a detection probability having a Poisson distribution.

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S. Mori, J. Soderholm, N. Namekata, and S. Inoue, Opt. Commun. 264, 156 (2006).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

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