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Spectral characterisation of a blue-enhanced silicon photodetector

MLF Lerch, AB Rosenfeld, PE Simmonds, GN Taylor, SR Meikle, VL Perevertailo

IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference | Published : 2000


In this work we report on spectral response data and gamma ray spectroscopy measurements using two newly developed silicon photodetectors that are designed to have enhanced sensitivity in the blue spectral region. The enhanced sensitivity is a result of our newly developed ion implantation profile used to create the active area of the photodetector. The quantum efficiency of the new photodetectors (without any optimised antireflective coating) has been measured to be ∼40% at a wavelength of 420nm. Gamma ray spectroscopy experiments have been performed using a CsI(Tl) and a LSO crystal excited by a 137Cs or 22Na source and read out by the new photodetectors. We have measured an energy resolut..

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