July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
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Performance of Silicon Photomultipliers for the Dual-Mirror Medium-Sized Telescopes of the Cherenkov Telescope Array

Aug 1, 2015, 3:30 PM
Mississippi Foyer (World Forum)

Mississippi Foyer

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 98
Poster contribution GA-IN Poster 2 GA


Jonathan Biteau (UC Santa Cruz)


Gamma-ray observations in the very-high-energy domain (E > 30 GeV) can exploit the imaging of Cherenkov flashes lasting a few nanoseconds from atmospheric particle showers. Photomultipliers have been used as the primary photosensors to detect gamma-ray induced Cherenkov light for the past 25 years, but they are increasingly challenged by the swift progress of silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs). We are working to identify the optimal photosensors of medium-sized Schwarzschild-Couder telescopes (SCT), which are proposed to contribute a significant fraction of the sensitivity of the Cherenkov Telescope Array in its core energy range. We present the capabilities of the latest SiPMs from the Hamamatsu, SensL, and Excelitas companies that we have characterized in our laboratories, and compare them to the SiPMs equipping the prototype SCT camera that is under construction.
Collaboration CTA
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 363

Primary author

Jonathan Biteau (UC Santa Cruz)


Prof. A. Nepomuk Otte (Georgia Tech) Ms Caitlin Johnson (UCSC) Prof. David A. Williams (UCSC) Mr David Chinn (UCSC) Mr Kevin Doyle (UCSC) Kevin Meagher (Georgia Tech) Thanh Nguyen

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