Feb 21 – 25, 2022
Vienna University of Technology
Europe/Vienna timezone

Hybrid single-photon imaging detector with embedded CMOS pixelated anode

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Vienna University of Technology

Vienna University of Technology

Gusshausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien
Recorded Presentation Photon Detectors


Mr Riccardo Bolzonella (Universita e INFN, Ferrara (IT))


The development of a single-photon detector based on a vacuum tube, transmission photocathode, microchannel plate and CMOS pixelated read-out anode is presented. This imager will be capable of detecting up to 1 billion photons per second over an area of 7 cm$^2$, with simultaneous measurement of position and time with resolutions of about 5 microns and few tens of picosecond, respectively. The detector has embedded pulse processing electronics with data-driven architecture, producing up to 160 Gb/s data that will be handled by a high-throughput FPGA-based external electronics with flexible design. These performances will enable significant advances in particle physics, life sciences, quantum optics or other emerging fields where the detection of single photons with excellent timing and position resolutions are simultaneously required.

Primary authors

Angelo Cotta Ramusino (Universita e INFN, Ferrara (IT)) Jerome Alexandre Alozy (CERN) Massimiliano Fiorini (Universita e INFN, Ferrara (IT)) Marco Guarise (Universita e INFN, Ferrara (IT)) Michael Campbell (CERN) Nicolo Vladi Biesuz (Universita e INFN, Ferrara (IT)) Viola Cavallini (Universita e INFN, Ferrara (IT)) Xavi Llopart Cudie (CERN) Mr Riccardo Bolzonella (Universita e INFN, Ferrara (IT))

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