The design and operation of scintillation detectors are shifting to Silicon Photomultiplier (SiPM) detectors from the traditional Photomultiplier Tube (PMT) due to the low-voltage operation, magnetic field insensitivity, mechanical robustness, and smaller size. The SiPM is a highly attractive alternative, providing all the benefits of a solid-state sensor while still achieving the low-light detection capabilities of the PMT.
Saint-Gobain Crystals has developed unique integrated solutions to truly leverage the value of SiPMs.
An underappreciated advantage of SiPMs is that they are discrete and separable, unlike monolithic PMTs. This allows for usage of fewer SiPMs strategically placed on the crystal surface, striking a balance between system performance and cost. Saint-Gobain can optimize this balance with their experience with scintillation optics and the ability to tailor the detector assembly to match the SiPM configuration.
Saint-Gobain has the SiPM integrated solution to meet your needs, ranging from standard configurations to highly customized applications. Using our expertise in detector processing, packaging and optical analysis, Saint-Gobain has developed cost-effective solutions to provide excellent performance, including optimization of:
Depending on the application, we are able to adapt and optimize SiPM quantity and layout on the crystal in order to achieve optimum design and performance tradeoffs.