How does temperature affect the gain of a silicon photomultiplier?

From the Hamamatsu August 2018 NEWSLETTER

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Fig 4. Courtesy Hamamatsu Corporation

Bridgewater, NJ, USA — Many applications require the stability of a photodetector’s gain with respect to temperature changes.

Here’s a technical note from Hamamatsu that discusses the origin of the gain-temperature dependence in a silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) and methods to correct for it.

Download the tech note “How does temperature affect the gain of an SiPM?” by Slawomir Piatek, PhD, (Hamamatsu Corporation & New Jersey Institute of Technology) online at:

But, if it is no longer online, we have archived a copy in our database here: Temperature_Gain_SiPM

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