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Silicon Photomultiplier (SiPM)

A state-of the art sensor to explore the quantum world

Exploring the quantum nature of phenomena is one of the most exiting experiences a physics student can live.

What is being proposed here has to do with light quanta, radioactive decays (beta and gamma rays) and cosmic rays. The experiments address the essence of the phenomenon as well as exemplary illustrations of their use in medical imaging and industry, complemented by basic and advanced statistical exercises.

The set-up are all based on Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM) state of-the-art sensor of light with single photon sensitivity and unprecedented photon number capability. In the field of light sensing and related appliances and instrumentation, SiPM are expected to have the same impact the transistor had: well beyond the replacement of thermoionic valves, it triggered a revolution opening up new and unforeseen perspectives. As a consequence, it is quite natural to get started with activities aimed to introduce the student to the knowledge of the features of this class of sensors.

Overview

Experiments

 

Equipment

SP5600E – Educational Photon Kit

SP5600 DT5720A SP601 SP5650C

Power Supply & Amplification Unit

Desktop Digitizer 250 MS/s

LED Driver

Sensor Holder for SP5600 with SiMP

 

SP5600AN – Educational Kit – Premium Version

SP5600 DT5720A A315 SP5606 SP5607 SP5601 SP5650C SP5608

Power Supply & Amplification Unit

Desktop Digitizer 250 MS/s

Splitter

Mini Spectrometer

Absorption Tool

LED Driver

Sensor Holder for SP5600 with SiMP

Scintillating tile

 

Interfaces & I/O

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