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Extreme Ultraviolet to Visible Dispersed Single Photon Detection for Highly Sensitive Sensing of Fundamental Processes in Diverse Samples

Center for Interdisciplinary Nanostructure Science and Technology (CINSaT), University of Kassel, Heinrich-Plett-Straße 40, 34305 Kassel, Germany
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Materials 2018, 11(6), 869; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11060869
Received: 24 April 2018 / Revised: 17 May 2018 / Accepted: 17 May 2018 / Published: 23 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fluorescent Sensors for Selective Detection)
The detection of a single photon is the most sensitive method for sensing of photon emission. A common technique for single photon detection uses microchannel plate arrays combined with photocathodes and position sensitive anodes. Here, we report on the combination of such detectors with grating diffraction spectrometers, constituting a low-noise wavelength resolving photon spectroscopy apparatus with versatile applicability. We recapitulate the operation principle of such detectors and present the details of the experimental set-up, which we use to investigate fundamental mechanisms in atomic and molecular systems after excitation with tuneable synchrotron radiation. Extensions for time and polarization resolved measurements are described and examples of recent applications in current research are given. View Full-Text
Keywords: photon spectroscopy; fluorescence; single photon detection; atomic and molecular physics; clusters; synchrotron radiation photon spectroscopy; fluorescence; single photon detection; atomic and molecular physics; clusters; synchrotron radiation
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Hans, A.; Schmidt, P.; Ozga, C.; Hartmann, G.; Holzapfel, X.; Ehresmann, A.; Knie, A. Extreme Ultraviolet to Visible Dispersed Single Photon Detection for Highly Sensitive Sensing of Fundamental Processes in Diverse Samples. Materials 2018, 11, 869.

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