The Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs) are the new step in the development of the modern detection structures in the area of low photon flux detection with a unique capability of detection up to the single photons. The Silicon Photomultiplier intrinsically represents a digital signal source on the elementary cell level. The materials and technology of SiPMs are consistent with the modern electronics technology. We present the realization and implementation of a fully digital Silicon Photomultiplier Imager with an enclosed readout and processing on the basis of modern 3D technology.
Part of the book: Optoelectronics
We propose the design of a Silicon Photomultiplier at the 180 nm GLOBALFOUNDRIES BCDLITE CMOS technology node. We perform a characterization of the device, in comparison with other results obtained a CMOS technology node and we investigate the limits and strengths of this approach. Finally we show possible future applications of the SiPM in Nuclear Medicine, in particular to digital positron emission tomography systems.
Part of the book: Photon Counting