Mar 18 – 22, 2021
Stony Brook, NY
US/Eastern timezone

Enabling Progress for Single Photon Detection Systems

Mar 19, 2021, 6:00 PM
Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook, NY

Online [US/EST Timezone]
Cross Cutting Cross Cutting Plenary


Prof. Jean-Francois Pratte (Université de Sherbrooke)


Single photon counting and timing devices, such as SiPMs and Photon-to-Digital Converters (PDC—a.k.a. digital SiPM) are playing a key role in breakthrough experiments. From dark matter search and neutrino physics in noble liquids, neutron imaging, medical imaging (positron emission tomography and computed tomography), to quantum sensing devices for quantum key distribution systems, these devices are at the forefront of research for detector systems. This contribution presents the strategic importance to pursue R&D for 3D-integrated PDCs over conventional analog SiPM technology. The presentation also outlines the importance to pursue enabling technologies to implement PDC-based Photon Detection Module for scalability, operations in various environmental conditions (cryogenic and space) and improved performances.

Primary author

Prof. Jean-Francois Pratte (Université de Sherbrooke)


Dr Artur Turala (Université de Sherbrooke) Mr Charles Richard (Université de Sherbrooke) Mr Charles-Frédérick Gauthier (Université de Sherbrooke) Dr Frédéric Nolet (Université de Sherbrooke) Mr Frédéric Vachon (Université de Sherbrooke) Mr Keven Deslandes (Université de Sherbrooke) Mr Michel Labrecque-Dias (Université de Sherbrooke) Mr Nicolas Roy (Université de Sherbrooke) Mr Nicolas St-Jean (Université de Sherbrooke) Mr Pascal Gendron (Université de Sherbrooke) Mr Philippe Martel-Dion (Université de Sherbrooke) Prof. Réjean Fontaine (Université de Sherbrooke) Mr Samuel Parent (Université de Sherbrooke) Prof. Serge Charlebois (Université de Sherbrooke) Mr Simon Carrier (Université de Sherbrooke) Mr Tommy Rossignol (Université de Sherbrooke) Mrs Valérie Gauthier (Université de Sherbrooke)

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