Development of PPD: Characterization and simulation

T. Murase, H. Oide, H. Otono, S. Yamashita

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Study of noise of Multi-Pixel Photon Counter (MPPC) produced by Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (HPK) gives us useful information for developing Pixelated Photon Detector (PPD) with suppressed noise. We investigate its dark noise, after-pulse, and crosstalk separately at a high operational voltage. A Monte-Carlo simulation based on the inner structure and physics of the PPD is performed to investigate its observable characteristics. We report on the current status of the application of a 3D device simulator (TCAD) to the development of PPD. We reproduce some basic characteristics of the MPPC using TCAD and examine the potential of this simulator for use in development of the next-generation PPD.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Workshop on New Photon Detectors, PD 2009 - Matsumoto, Japan
Duration: Jun 24 2009Jun 26 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General


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