The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
27 January - 1 February 2018
Short Course (WS9006)
Photodetectors, Raman Spectroscopy, and SiPMs versus PMTs: One-Day Workshop
  • Instructor:
  • Slawomir Piatek, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States);
Wednesday 31 January 2018
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

FormatShort Course
Member Price FREE
Non-Member Price FREE
Student Member Price FREE
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  • Course Level:
  • Introductory
  • CEU:
  • 0
Course
Summary
Hamamatsu is holding a free one-day workshop that covers three topics:

Part I - 8:30 to 10:00 am
Photodetectors: Theory, Practice, Applications, and Selection

Part II - 1:00 to 2:45 pm
Raman Spectroscopy: Theory and Practice

Part III - 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Single-photon detection: SiPMs versus PMTs

Come for each session or come for the entire day.

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Daily Schedule


Part I - 8:30 to 10:00 am
Photodetectors: Theory, Practice, Applications, and Selection
Photodetectors are essential components in a vast array of modern scientific and commercial instruments and devices; technological progress will make them even more ubiquitous. Understanding their opto-electronic properties, regimes of operation, circuit requirements, and noise characteristics is essential to a practitioner to make a proper photodetector selection for a given application.

The purpose of this presentation is to provide guidance in this process by discussing the above considerations for the four most common point photodetectors: photomultiplier tube, photodiode, avalanche photodiode, and silicon photomultiplier.


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Part II - 1:00 to 2:45 pm
Raman Spectroscopy: Theory and Practice
Information about the system under investigation may be contained in the spectrum of light received from it. Spectroscopy is an umbrella term referring to a multitude of measurement techniques that can be employed to access the information.

This presentation mentions several major dispersive and non-dispersive spectroscopic techniques such as, for example, fluorescence, Fourier transform, laser-induced breakdown, time-resolved, and discusses in greater detail three forms of Raman spectroscopy: normal, resonant, and surface enhanced. The discussion of Raman spectroscopy includes the theory behind the technique, the hardware components of a working setup, and the most common applications.


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Part III - 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Single-photon detection: SiPMs versus PMTs

Since early 1990’s, a silicon photomultiplier has become a viable alternative to a photomultiplier tube in selecting a photodetector for applications where the light signal may consist of few hundred photons per second.

This presentation reviews the physics of operation of both devices, describes their key opto-electric characteristics, compares their performance, and reports the latest advancements in the design of silicon photomultipliers. It ends with a discussion of several applications for which the choice between using either silicon photomultipliers or photomultiplier tubes may be very subtle.
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Slawomir Piatek
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