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J. Nissinen, I. Nissinen, J. Huikari, S. Jahromi, J. -. Jansson and J. Kostamovaara, "On the effects of the excess bias of the SPAD on the timing accuracy in time interval measurement," 2017 IEEE SENSORS, Glasgow, 2017, pp. 1-3. doi: 10.1109/ICSENS.2017.8233996

On the effects of the excess bias of the SPAD on the timing accuracy in time interval measurement

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Author: Nissinen, J.1; Nissinen, I.1; Huikari, J.1;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Circuits and Systems Research Unit, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017
Publish Date: 2018-12-13


The timing accuracy of a single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) based receiver is analyzed as a function of excess bias voltage. The width of the used optical pulse was 100 ps, which matches well with the jitter of the used SPAD receiver fabricated in a 0.35 pm HVCMOS technology. The timing error was measured to be 900 ps within the excess bias voltage range of ~1.25 V-3.25 V. The single-shot resolution changes from 420 ps to 160 ps (FWHM), respectively.

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Series: Proceedings of IEEE Sensors
ISSN: 1930-0395
ISSN-E: 2168-9237
ISSN-L: 1930-0395
ISBN: 978-1-5090-1012-7
ISBN Print: 978-1-5090-1013-4
Article number: 8233996
DOI: 10.1109/ICSENS.2017.8233996
Host publication: Proceedings of IEEE Sensors, 29 Oct.-1.Nov. 2017, Glasgow, UK
Conference: IEEE SENSORS
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work was supported by the Academy of Finland, Centre of Excellence in Laser Scanning Research under Contract 272196, and Contracts 282405 and 292609.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 282405
Detailed Information: 282405 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
292609 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
272196 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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