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First Avalanche-photodiode camera test (FACT): A novel camera using G-APDs for the observation of very high-energy ɣ-rays with Cherenkov telescopes

Publication date2009
Abstract

We present a project for a novel camera using Geiger-mode Avalanche Photodiodes (G-APDs), to be installed in a small telescope (former HEGRA CT3) on the MAGIC site in La Palma (Canary Island, Spain). This novel type of semiconductor photon detector provides several superior features compared to conventional photomultiplier tubes (PMTs). The most promising one is a much higher Photon Detection Efficiency.

Keywords
  • Extensive air showers
  • Gamma-ray
  • Geiger-mode Avalanche-photodiodes
  • Solid-state photon detectors
  • Air Cherenkov telescope
Citation (ISO format)
BRAUN, I. et al. First Avalanche-photodiode camera test (FACT): A novel camera using G-APDs for the observation of very high-energy <em>ɣ</em>-rays with Cherenkov telescopes. In: Nuclear instruments & methods in physics research. Section A, Accelerators, spectrometers, detectors and associated equipment, 2009, vol. 610, n° 1, p. 400–403. doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2009.05.082
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