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Introducing students to single photon detection with a reverse-biased LED in avalanche mode
written by Lowell I. McCann
An inexpensive experiment using a reverse-biased LED as an avalanche photodiode is described. The experiment is rich in physics topics and experimental techniques, allowing students to explore the statistics of random events, basic discriminator circuits, and the behavior of avalanche photodiodes.
2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College
Part of the BFY Conference series
College Park, MD: July 22-24, 2015
Pages 64-67
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Education Practices
- Curriculum Development
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- Instructional Material Design
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Semiconductors and Tubes
= Diodes
General Physics
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10.1119/bfy.2015.pr.016
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L. McCann, presented at the 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, College Park, MD, 2015, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13808&DocID=4229).
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L. McCann, Introducing students to single photon detection with a reverse-biased LED in avalanche mode, presented at the 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, College Park, MD, 2015, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13808&DocID=4229>.
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McCann, L. (2015, July 22-24). Introducing students to single photon detection with a reverse-biased LED in avalanche mode. Paper presented at 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, College Park, MD. Retrieved December 18, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13808&DocID=4229
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McCann, Lowell. "Introducing students to single photon detection with a reverse-biased LED in avalanche mode." Paper presented at the 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, College Park, MD, July 22-24, 2015. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13808&DocID=4229 (accessed 18 December 2017).
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McCann, Lowell. "Introducing students to single photon detection with a reverse-biased LED in avalanche mode." 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College. College Park, MD: 2015. 64-67 of BFY Conference. 18 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13808&DocID=4229>.
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