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LNS Special Seminars

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

hosted by:   Prof. Janet Conrad

    4:00 PM

    Kolker Room, 26-414


SensL Silicon Photomultipliers – Technology Overview & Update

Speaker: John Murphy, Ph.D, Sales Director, www.sensl.com


Abstract: Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs) have become the go-to modern photodetector for an ever-expanding range of scintillation-based systems in medical and security applications. They are now being adopted in many industrial & automotive applications and the High Energy Physics community continues to find new uses for the technology.

The ability to create arrays of highly uniform, cost effective and low-power consumption SiPM detectors to replace PMT/APD/PIN detection systems is a significant benefit of the technology and SensL is the leading manufacturer of a range of industrialised SiPMs with high detection efficiency, industry-leading device to device uniformity, low temperature dependency and industry-leading dark current which is essential for numerous application.

This presentation will provide a technology update and overview of Sensl's SiPM families, our quality, reliability and provide example applications including scintillation based detectors, cryogenic experiments (neutrino, dark-matter, double beta-less decay etc) and give an indication of how our technology is currently being evaluated for time-of-flight LiDAR in numerous applications. SensL is actively engaged with numerous HEP experiments globally (CALICE, Mu2e, DUNE, IceCube, DarkSide, NEXT, nEXO, Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) and many others – several calorimetry experiments require knowledge of the radiation hardness of SiPM technology and an overview of this will also be presented.