Learn the basics of silicon photomultipliers

Basics of SiPMs

Silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) are innovative optical sensors for the detection of ultra-low light levels down to single photons. Learn a basic understanding of the technology and its capabilities.

Read the complete White paper "Introduction to silicon photomultipliers" and …

1. … learn more about the use of SiPMs with scintillating crystals i.e. in spectroscopy applications.
2. … understand the breakdown voltage and how it influences the SiPM performance.
3. … find out more about SiPM photon detection efficiency, gain and different sources of noise.

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