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Title: Dynamic range extension of SiPM detectors with the time-gated operation
Author: Vilella Figueras, Eva
Diéguez Barrientos, Àngel
Keywords: Detectors de radiació
Metall-òxid-semiconductors complementaris
Detectors òptics
Nuclear counters
Complementary metal oxide semiconductors
Optical detectors
Issue Date: 12-May-2014
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Abstract: The silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) is a novel detector technology that has undergone a fast development in the last few years, owing to its single-photon resolution and ultra-fast response time. However, the typical high dark count rates of the sensor may prevent the detection of low intensity radiation fluxes. In this article, the time-gated operation with short active periods in the nanosecond range is proposed as a solution to reduce the number of cells fired due to noise and thus increase the dynamic range. The technique is aimed at application fields that function under a trigger command, such as gated fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy.
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It is part of: Optics Express, 2014, vol. 22, num. 10, p. 12007-12012
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ISSN: 1094-4087
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