July 29, 2019 to August 2, 2019
Northeastern University
US/Eastern timezone

Review of Photodetector Technology: Status and Future Goals

Aug 1, 2019, 2:00 PM
West Village G 108 (Northeastern University)

West Village G 108

Northeastern University

Oral Presentation Particle Detectors Particle Detectors


Lindley Winslow (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


The detections of photons is fundamental to the detection of particles. The photomultiplier tube (PMT) has been the workhorse of photodetection for over fifty years. It provides robust, low noise, detection of single photons with nanosecond timing. However, we have reached fundamental limits in its performance and production scaling. This talk will review the status of photodetectors from PMT alternatives through new cryogenic sensors operating at the quantum limit.

Primary authors

Lindley Winslow (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Adam Para (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US)) Zongfu Yu (University of Wisconsin)

Presentation materials