A high performance detector head with matrices of silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) as photodetectors is under development at the University of Pisa and INFN Pisa. The silicon photomultipliers fabricated at FBK-irst (Trento, Italy) are being evaluated for this purpose. Single SiPM detectors of 1mm x 1mm size and the first SiPM test matrices composed of four (2x2) pixel elements in a common substrate have been tested with LYSO crystals. The energy and timing resolution of single SiPMs have been evaluated, obtaining an energy resolution of 20% FWHM at 511 keV, and a coincidence timing resolution of 1.4 ns FWHM. In addition, the first tests performed with the SiPM matrices prove the feasibility of such devices.

Energy and Timing Resolution Studies With Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs) and 4-Pixel SiPM Matrices for PET

Piemonte, Claudio;
2009

Abstract

A high performance detector head with matrices of silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) as photodetectors is under development at the University of Pisa and INFN Pisa. The silicon photomultipliers fabricated at FBK-irst (Trento, Italy) are being evaluated for this purpose. Single SiPM detectors of 1mm x 1mm size and the first SiPM test matrices composed of four (2x2) pixel elements in a common substrate have been tested with LYSO crystals. The energy and timing resolution of single SiPMs have been evaluated, obtaining an energy resolution of 20% FWHM at 511 keV, and a coincidence timing resolution of 1.4 ns FWHM. In addition, the first tests performed with the SiPM matrices prove the feasibility of such devices.
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