SiPM optical modules for the Schwarzschild-Couder Medium Size Telescopes proposed for the CTA observatory
1 INFN Perugia, Italy
2 Dipartimento di Fisica e Geologia, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy
3 INFN Napoli, Italy
4 INFN Bari, Italy
5 Dipartimento Interateneo di Fisica dell’Università e del Politecnico di Bari, Italy
6 INFN Pisa, Italy
7 Dipartimento di Fisica, Universitá di Napoli, Italy
8 Sezione di Fisica, Dipartimento SFTA dell’Università di Siena, Italy
9 CNR-Spin, Napoli, Italy
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Published online: 13 May 2019
Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs) are excellent devices to detect the faint and short Cherenkov light emitted in high energy atmospheric showers, and therefore suitable for use in imaging air Cherenkov Telescopes. The high density Near Ultraviolet Violet SiPMs (NUV-HD3) produced by Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) in collaboration with INFN were used to equip optical modules for a possible upgrade of the Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope camera prototype, in the framework of the Cherenkov Telescope Array project. SiPMs are 6×6 mm2 devices based on 40×40 μm2 microcells optimized for photo-detection at the NUV wavelengths. More than 40 optical modules, each composed by a 4×4 array of SiPMs, were assembled. In this contribution we report on the development and on the assembly of the optical modules, their validation and integration in the camera.
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