Constraints in using APDs in air Cherenkov telescopes for gamma-astronomy

Citation
M. Martinez et al., Constraints in using APDs in air Cherenkov telescopes for gamma-astronomy, NUCL INST A, 442(1-3), 2000, pp. 209-215
Citations number
11
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Spectroscopy /Instrumentation/Analytical Sciences","Instrumentation & Measurement
Journal title
NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
ISSN journal
0168-9002 → ACNP
Volume
442
Issue
1-3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
209 - 215
Database
ISI
SICI code
0168-9002(20000311)442:1-3<209:CIUAIA>2.0.ZU;2-U
Abstract
The constraints in using APDs for future air Cherenkov telescope cameras du e to the limited gain and the different electronic noise sources are discus sed. Different operational strategies are presented. It is shown that in sp ite of the limitation to resolve single photons these devices could be used in future image cameras of Cherenkov telescopes. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.