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The WITS$ guide to selecting a photodetector

The process of selecting an appropriate photodetector among a photomultiplier tube (PMT), photodiode (PD), avalanche photodiode (APD), and silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) can be confusing. This article provides qualitative and quantitative guidance to the selection process based on WITS$: Wavelength, intensity, time characteristics, spatial characteristics, and cost.

Guide to detector selection

Choosing a detector requires evaluating many operating parameters and desired outcomes. This introduction provides a series of guidelines to help find the right one.

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