PRESS RELEASE

Silicon photomultipliers

Excelitas Technologies has expanded its line of silicon photomultipliers (SiPM) with the addition of two new offerings in its existing low light level detection portfolio. Available in 1 x 1mm (C30742-11-050) and 6 x 6mm chip areas (C30742-66-050), the latest SiPMs provide additional options for OEM applications in need of high photon detection efficiency.

Both solutions are based on Excelitas’ high-performance APD processes, which offer low timing resolution, extremely low dark count and low cross talk for demanding high-volume applications such as molecular imaging and radiation detection. They are ideal for Positron Emission Tomography (PET), high-energy physics and analytical measurements for fluorescence and fluorescence lifetime detection.

The SiPMs were designed for photon detection in the 350nm to 850nm range and are a cost-effective, electromagnetic insensitive, high-performance alternative to photomultiplier tubes for situations where immunity to electromagnetic fields is crucial. With a large operating voltage range (5-10V), the photomultipliers are available on either ceramic mount or Excelitas’ leadless laminated carrier surface mount to meet a variety of customer requirements.