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Visible light photon counters for detecting very low level light
Author(s): Muzaffer Atac
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Paper Abstract

Visible Light Photon Counters (VLPCs), which were produced by Rockwell International Science Center for UCLA, can detect visible light down to the single photon level with a quantum efficiency approaching 80%. They were produced for the SSC Laboratory for a proposed scintillating fiber tracking detector. The VLPCs were tested and characterized at Rockwell and UCLA. They have better than 3 ns time resolution, and demonstrate count rate capabilities on the order of 3 X 107 mm-2s-1. Some test results, characteristics of the VLPCs, and applications will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1993
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 2007, Scintillating Fiber Technology and Applications, (22 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161930
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Muzaffer Atac, Fermilab and Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2007:
Scintillating Fiber Technology and Applications
Ervin J. Fenyves, Editor(s)

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