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Vision pp 165-184 | Cite as

Solid-State Photomultipliers

  • Albert Rose
Part of the Optical Physics and Engineering book series (OPEG)

Abstract

The vacuum photomultiplier has had a dramatic impact on the field of sensors owing to its ability to detect single photons. The vacuum photomultiplier, however, is a single-picture-element device. The same principle of multiplication has been extended to large-area image sensors by the several forms of image multipliers discussed in Chapter 6. These image multipliers are beginning to service a wide range of applications where the supply of photons is limited.

Keywords

Impact Ionization Energetic Electron High Electric Field Dielectric Breakdown Breakdown Field 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert Rose
    • 1
  1. 1.David Sarnoff Research CenterRCAPrincetonUSA

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