Introduction to photodetectors part 2

Slawomir Piatek, Ph.D., Hamamatsu Corporation and New Jersey Institute of Technology
May 28, 2020

About this webinar

Photodetectors are essential components in a vast array of modern scientific and commercial instruments and devices; technological progress will make them even more ubiquitous. Understanding their opto-electronic properties, regimes of operation, circuit requirements, and noise characteristics is essential to a practitioner to make a proper photodetector selection for a given application.

Topics of presentation:

The purpose of this presentation is to provide guidance in this selection process by discussing the above considerations for the four most common point photodetectors:

  1. Structure and operation of point photodetectors
  2. Applications of photodetectors
  3. Selection of a photodetector

About the presenter

Slawomir S. Piatek has been measuring proper motions of nearby galaxies using images obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope as a senior university lecturer of physics at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has developed a photonics training program for engineers at Hamamatsu Corporation in New Jersey in the role of a science consultant. Also at Hamamatsu, he is involved in popularizing a SiPM as a novel photodetector by writing and lecturing about it, and by experimenting with the device. He earned a Ph.D. in Physics at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in 1994.

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