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Silicon avalanche photodiodes (APDs) for time-resolved x-ray measurements
Author(s): Alfred Q. R. Baron
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Paper Abstract

We provide a general introduction to the use of silicon avalanche photo-diodes (APDs) for x-ray timing measurements. We describe (and compare) some devices available from various manufacturers. In general, time resolutions of approximately 1 ns are typical, and pulse widths from such devices are in the range of 1 to 10 ns, allowing high count rates to be reached, easily in excess of 107 Hz. We include a table of different devices and detailed references.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3451, Time Structure of X-Ray Sources and Its Applications, (1 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.331839
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Alfred Q. R. Baron, SPring-8 (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3451:
Time Structure of X-Ray Sources and Its Applications
Andreas K. Freund; Henry P. Freund; Malcolm R. Howells, Editor(s)

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