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Measurements of Silicon Photomultipliers Responsivity in Continuous Wave Regime

  • Autori: Adamo, G.; Agro', D.; Stivala, S.; Parisi, A.; Giaconia, G.; Busacca, A.; Mazzillo, M.; Sanfilippo, D.; Fallica, G.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2013
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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We report on the electrical and optical characterization, in continuous wave regime, of a novel class of silicon photomultipliers fabricated in standard planar technology on a silicon p-type substrate. Responsivity measurements, performed with an incident optical power down to tenths of picowatts, at different reverse bias voltages and on a broad (340–820 nm) spectrum, will be shown and discussed. The device temperature was monitored, allowing us to give a physical interpretation of the measurements. The obtained results demonstrate that such novel silicon photomultipliers are suitable as sensitive power meters for low photon fluxes.