Time and charge characterization of Hamamatsu Photonics silicon photomultipliers
1 Dipartimento Interateneo di Fisica “M. Merlin”, Bari, Italy
2 DEE, Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy
3 Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Bari, Bari, Italy
4 Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Roma, Roma, Italy
5 Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Lecce, Lecce, Italy
a e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 20 March 2014
Two Hamamatsu Photonics silicon photomultipliers (SiPM) with same cell size 50×50 µm2 and different sensitive area (1×1 mm2 vs. 3×3 mm2) have been characterized in charge and time by means of a 409 nm pico-laser. The time resolution was studied for the detection of few photoelectrons. The results obtained are relevant for the employment of SiPM in ring imaging Cherenkov detectors (RICH).
© Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2014
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.