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Sensors 2010, 10(12), 10828-10836; doi:10.3390/s101210828

Generalization of DT Equations for Time Dependent Sources

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1 Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, via S. Sofia 62, 95123 Catania, Italy 2 Università di Catania, via S. Sofia 64, 95123 Catania, Italy 3 ST-Microelectronics, Stradale Primosole 50, 95121 Catania, Italy
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Received: 15 September 2010 / Revised: 4 November 2010 / Accepted: 26 November 2010 / Published: 2 December 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 10 Years Sensors - A Decade of Publishing)
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New equations for paralyzable, non paralyzable and hybrid DT models, valid for any time dependent sources are presented. We show how such new equations include the equations already used for constant rate sources, and how it’s is possible to correct DT losses in the case of time dependent sources. Montecarlo simulations were performed to compare the equations behavior with the three DT models. Excellent accordance between equations predictions and Montecarlo simulation was found. We also obtain good results in the experimental validation of the new hybrid DT equation. Passive quenched SPAD device was chosen as a device affected by hybrid DT losses and active quenched SPAD with 50 ns DT was used as DT losses free device.
Keywords: Dead Time correction; time dependent sources; Single Photon Avalanche Diode Dead Time correction; time dependent sources; Single Photon Avalanche Diode
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Neri, L.; Tudisco, S.; Musumeci, F.; Scordino, A.; Fallica, G.; Mazzillo, M.; Zimbone, M. Generalization of DT Equations for Time Dependent Sources. Sensors 2010, 10, 10828-10836.

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