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Visible light photon counters as high quantum efficiency photodetectors and applications
Author(s): Muzaffer Atac
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Paper Abstract

The visible light photon counters (VLPCs) have been developed as a result of the joint work between the UCLA and the Rockwell International Science Center since 1988. The VLPCs with quantum efficiencies approaching 80% and having avalanche gains of 30000, rate capabilities of 50 millions per second per millimeter square with a time resolution better than one nanosecond have been applied to high energy particle physics research, medical imaging and particle astrophysics. A survey of VLPC development with some results and applications is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2281, Scintillating Fiber Technology and Applications II, (7 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185818
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Muzaffer Atac, Fermi National Accelator Lab. and Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2281:
Scintillating Fiber Technology and Applications II
Ervin J. Fenyves, Editor(s)

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