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

Study of detection effciency distribution and areal homogeneity of SiPMs

Jun 14, 2012, 3:30 PM
Hall (LAL Orsay)


LAL Orsay

Poster Posters B


Michal Tesař (M)


Silicon photomultipliers (SiPM) are a very attractive option for light detection in highly granular scintillator-based sampling calorimeters in future high energy physics experiments at Linear Colliders (ILC, CLIC). The CALICE collaboration has already successfully operated a 1 m3 physics prototype with about 8 000 small scintillator tiles, each read out by a SiPM, demonstrating the power of this new technology. We have developed a setup for the measurement of relative photon detection efficiency (PDE), crosstalk probability and other important characteristics of SiPMs to study the performance of different devices. The precise positioning system of the setup together with excellent focusing of the light source provides scanning capabilities that allow a study of the spatial distributions of PDE, crosstalk etc. over large sensor areas with sub-pixel resolution. A brief description of the setup, final results of a study of two types of Hamamatsu MPPCs and first scans of SiMPl devices, developed at MPI Semiconductor Lab, will be presented.

Primary author


Christian Jendrysik (Max-Planck-Institute for Physics) Dr Frank Simon (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik) Jelena Ninkovic (Max PlanckInstitute for Physics)

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