The Silicon Photomultiplier (SiPM) is a solid-state device capable of sensing and quantifying with high accuracy light signals down to the single-photon level. Featuring large internal gain with negligible fluctuations, high intrinsic timing resolution, low-voltage operation, insensitivity to magnetic fields, high degree of radio-purity, mechanical robustness and excellent uniformity of response, the SiPM is a very attractive alternative to Vacuum and Hybrid Photomultiplier Tube devices.
This review talk summarizes the present status of the SiPM development and put it in perspective by illustrating crucial aspects related to device physics, technology, properties and performances and by discussing recent developments and trends with application examples.
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Burkhard Schmidt (EP-DT)