Tests of a silicon photomultiplier module for detection of Cherenkov photons

R. Dolenec, H. Chagani, S. Korpar, P. Krian, R. Pestotnik, A. Stanovnik

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Silicon photomultipliers, whose main advantage over conventional photomultiplier tubes is the operation in high magnetic fields, have been considered as position sensitive, single photon detectors in a proximity focusing RICH with aerogel radiator. A module, consisting of 64 (8×8) Hamamatsu MPPC S10362-11-100P silicon photomultipliers, has been constructed and tested with Cherenkov photons emitted in an aerogel radiator by 120 GeV/c pions from the CERN T4-H6 beam. In order to increase the efficiency, i.e. the effective surface on which light is detected, the potential of using light guides has been investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)398-402
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2 2011


  • Light guides
  • Ring imaging Cherenkov detector
  • Silica aerogel radiator
  • Silicon photomultiplier

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