First results on SiPM characterization within the FACTOR experiment

Bonvicini, V. and Bosisio, L. and Cauz, D. and Driutti, A. and Pauletta, G. and Penzo, A. and Rashevskaya, I. and Vacchi, A. and Vallazza, E. (2007) First results on SiPM characterization within the FACTOR experiment. Il nuovo cimento C, 30 (5). pp. 515-527. ISSN 1826-9885

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Silicon Photo-Multipliers (SiPMs) are nowadays considered, thanks to their peculiar characteristics, very promising devices for many different applications requiring fast, reliable and compact photodetectors with single-photon counting capability. In the framework of the INFN R&D project FACTOR (Fiber Apparatus for Calorimetry and Tracking with Optoelectronic Read-out), we present in this paper results on different measurements performed on several SiPMs, produced by FBK-irst (Trento, Italy) and by Obninsk/CPTA (Moscow, Russia). Fundamental SiPMs parameters, such as breakdown voltage (VBD), gain and dark count rate are compared for the different devices. Results about the study of the dependence of both VBD and dark count rate on temperature (in the range 0–50◦C) are also given. Finally, results from a preliminary beam test of a 1m long scintillator bar read out by a wls fibre coupled to two FBK-irst SiPMs are presented.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper presented at the 1st Workshop on Photon Detection for High Energy Medical and Space Applications; Perugia, June 13-14, 2007.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Semiconductor devices ; Photodiodes; phototransistors; photoresistors ; Calorimeters
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2020 17:47
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2020 19:30

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