Jun 13 – 15, 2012
LAL Orsay
Europe/Paris timezone

SensL New Fast Timing SPM - High-Speed Silicon Photomultiplier Signal Output for High-Performance Timing Applications

Jun 14, 2012, 2:50 PM
Amphithéâtre Pierre Lehmann (LAL Orsay)

Amphithéâtre Pierre Lehmann

LAL Orsay

Centre Scientifique d'Orsay - Bat 200 91898 Orsay cedex FRANCE
Oral presentation SiPM


Dr O'Neill Kevin (SensL Technologies Ltd)


In this paper we report on a new silicon photomultiplier (SPM) architecture with additional signal output for a timing measurement. This additional output has very fast single photo electron response (about 2 ns FMTM). This new device can be easily integrated into legacy systems by providing the ability to operate as a normal SPM with Anode readout or in new designs with an additional fast output. As result the rise time of timing signal for LYSO scintillator coupled to this new fast SPM is about 2ns, compared with typical 20-40ns for SPM’s anode signal. This enables unprecedented coincidence-timing performance improvements for SPM devices, from 570 ps (Coincidence Resolved Time FWHM) to better than 380ps (CRT FWHM) coincidence timing resolution for SM series devices.

Primary author

Dr O'Neill Kevin (SensL Technologies Ltd)


Dr Carl Jackson (SensL Technologies Ltd) Mr Pavlov Nikolai (SensL Technologies Ltd) Dr Sergei Dolinsky (GE Global Research, Niskayuna, NY, USA)

Presentation materials