Characterisation of silicon photomultipliers based on statistical analysis of pulse-shape and time distributions

17 Aug 2018  ·  Girard Olivier, Haefeli Guido, Kuonen Axel, Pescatore Luca, Schneider Olivier, Stramaglia Maria Elena ·

A detailed and accurate characterisation of silicon photomultiplier detectors is required for a better understanding of the signal and noise in many applications. The collected information is a valuable feedback to the manufacturers in their attempt to improve the performances. In this paper, we provide a detailed description of how to characterise these photo-detectors. The correlated noise probabilities, the important time constants and the photon detection efficiency are obtained with a statistical analysis of pulse-shape and time distributions. The method is tested with different detectors. The quench resistor, the breakdown voltage and the dark count rate are measured from IV characteristics.

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