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PerkinElmer SliK avalanche photodiode decapsulated


The package (about 15 mm in diameter at the outer rim) contains the APD and thermistor atop a two-stage thermoelectric cooler. It was extracted from a detector module SPCM-AQR-13-FC, s/n 7069. We killed this APD in an experiment, so it was dead anyway and could be opened.

This picture from Quantum hacking lab gallery is included in Picture Collection on Photo Pages.

Taken on May 10, 2011.
Canon EOS 450D digital camera, ISO 100, EF 75–300 1:4–5.6 II lens at 90 mm with Canon close-up lens 250D and EF25 extender, f/32 1 sec, manually focused, tripod. Scene lit by three incandescent desk lamps; image imported from camera raw at 2550 K color temperature.

How you can use this image. ©2011 Vadim Makarov

Vadim Makarov