Fast timing silicon photomultipliers for scintillation detectors

Jungyeol Yeom, Ruud Vinke, Nikolai Pavlov, Stephen Bellis, Liam Wall, Kevin O'Neill, Carl Jackson, Craig S. Levin

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Abstract

A new silicon photomultiplier is fabricated for fast timing applications by SensL Technologies Ltd. This new family of silicon photomultiplier, herein referred to as fast SPM devices, is fabricated with a third terminal that has a low output capacitance to improve timing performance. Two fast SPMs (an N-on-P type and a prototype P-on-N type) are assessed for energy and timing performances in scintillation detectors. When coupled with L(Y)SO:Ce crystals, the optimal energy resolutions for the 511 keV photon peak are 13.7% and 13.1%, whereas coincidence resolving times (CRTs) of 184 ± 5 and 157 ± 3 ps are attained with 2 × 2 × 3 mm3 crystals for the N-on-P and Pon-N devices, respectively. For longer crystals (3 × 3 × 20 mm3), more relevant for positron emission tomography, the CRTs are 298 ± 9 and 234 ± 6 ps for the two SPM types, respectively, a significant improvement from standard SPM devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6530701
Pages (from-to)1309-1312
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume25
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 17
Externally publishedYes

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Scintillation counters
Photomultipliers
Silicon
scintillation
time measurement
Crystals
detectors
silicon
crystals
Positron emission tomography
positrons
Capacitance
Photons
tomography
capacitance
prototypes
energy
output
photons

Keywords

  • PET
  • scintillation detector
  • Silicon photomultipliers
  • timing resolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Yeom, J., Vinke, R., Pavlov, N., Bellis, S., Wall, L., O'Neill, K., ... Levin, C. S. (2013). Fast timing silicon photomultipliers for scintillation detectors. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 25(14), 1309-1312. [6530701]. https://doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2013.2264049

Fast timing silicon photomultipliers for scintillation detectors. / Yeom, Jungyeol; Vinke, Ruud; Pavlov, Nikolai; Bellis, Stephen; Wall, Liam; O'Neill, Kevin; Jackson, Carl; Levin, Craig S.

In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 25, No. 14, 6530701, 17.07.2013, p. 1309-1312.

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Yeom, J, Vinke, R, Pavlov, N, Bellis, S, Wall, L, O'Neill, K, Jackson, C & Levin, CS 2013, 'Fast timing silicon photomultipliers for scintillation detectors', IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 25, no. 14, 6530701, pp. 1309-1312. https://doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2013.2264049
Yeom J, Vinke R, Pavlov N, Bellis S, Wall L, O'Neill K et al. Fast timing silicon photomultipliers for scintillation detectors. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. 2013 Jul 17;25(14):1309-1312. 6530701. https://doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2013.2264049
Yeom, Jungyeol ; Vinke, Ruud ; Pavlov, Nikolai ; Bellis, Stephen ; Wall, Liam ; O'Neill, Kevin ; Jackson, Carl ; Levin, Craig S. / Fast timing silicon photomultipliers for scintillation detectors. In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. 2013 ; Vol. 25, No. 14. pp. 1309-1312.
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