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Development of a single photon detector for fluorescent spectrometry

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dc.contributor.advisor Gorfinkel, Vera en_US
dc.contributor.author Gudkov, Dmytro en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of Electrical Engineering en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-22T17:34:40Z
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-24T14:46:40Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-22T17:34:40Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-24T14:46:40Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12-01
dc.identifier Gudkov_grad.sunysb_0771M_10786 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/59675 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11401/71246 en_US
dc.description 66 pg. en_US
dc.description.abstract I present a novel single photon spectrometer and discuss its use for ultra-fast and highly accurate detection of quantum dots and micro-beads encoded with compositions of various types of quantum dots. The spectrometer receives a polychromatic light through a fiber input. The received light undergoes color decomposition by a diffraction grating and is further detected by a 32-channel PMT (Hamamatsu, Japan) operating in single photon counting mode. Due to a novel, highly advanced analog/digital circuitry operating in GHz range, the 32-channel single photon detector has a unique performance: it supports detection of up to 108 photon/s/channel, data acquisition rate at up to 106 frames/s, data transfer and via Ethernet, and data recording speed up to 32MB/s using a standard PC. Due to an extremely broad linearity range and high data acquisition speed, the developed spectrometer has been successfully used for the detection of fluorescent radiation from both single quantum dots and micro-beads with embedded quantum dots of different colors. Our experiments demonstrated the ability of the spectrometer to detect up to 10,000 micro-particles per second. For the beads with embedded quantum dots of 6 different colors we were able to distinguish up to 105 different color combinations (QDs fluoresce in spectral range between 490nm and 700nm). Currently, in the field of molecular biology there is a wide variety of techniques and assays based on color labeled micro- and nano-particles. The unique detection performance of our single photon spectrometer suggests its successful use in multiple applications such as life sciences, molecular diagnostics, personalized medicine and others. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is sponsored by the Stony Brook University Graduate School in compliance with the requirements for completion of degree. en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.format.medium Electronic Resource en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Electrical engineering en_US
dc.subject.other fluorescence detection, quantum dots, single photon counting, Spectrometer en_US
dc.title Development of a single photon detector for fluorescent spectrometry en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.mimetype Application/PDF en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Donetski, Dmitri. en_US

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