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Performance of the hybrid photomultiplier tube (HPMT)
Author(s): R. J. Schomaker
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Paper Abstract

The HPMT, which may be an alternative for photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) in many applications, is a vacuum tube in which the latest technologies of photocathodes and photodiodes are combined. Photo-electrons are accelerated and bombarding a reversely biased PIN diode, where they create many electron-hole-pairs. The resulting charge pulse can be amplified and further processed. The HPMT shows many superior characteristics compared to regular PMTs, because it does not suffer the statistical fluctuations common for electron multiplication processes. An energy resolution of up to 14 photo-electrons is presented, together with striking figures for dynamic range and timing behavior.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2367, Optical Sensors for Environmental and Chemical Process Monitoring, (19 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.199677
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R. J. Schomaker, Delft Electronische Producten BV (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2367:
Optical Sensors for Environmental and Chemical Process Monitoring
Ishwar D. Aggarwal; Stuart Farquharson; Eric Koglin, Editor(s)

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