SiPM Based Focal Plane Instrumentation Prototype for the MAGIC Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope
- David FINK
- David FINK (Max Planck Institut fuer Physik)
MAGIC is an imaging atmospheric telescope used for gamma ray astronomy. Both the original and the upgraded imaging telescope cameras in use rely on photomultipliers as the photon detectors. In preparation for their possible future use in MAGIC or subsequent telescopes, a camera module with silicon photomultiplier detectors has been developed for operation alongside the existing camera in the telescope. Front end imaging and electronics challenges and solutions are discussed, including the issues of fast analog pulse summation (~4 nsec) of several devices, and the tradeoffs specific to this application's operating environment.
Max Planck Institut fuer Physik