The SiPM is one of the core device of instruments like PET (PET-CT, PET-MRI), SPECT etc. Compared to traditional detector such as PMT, APD, the SiPM is superior in comprehensive properties. As a silicon-based detector, the SiPM is compact, magnetic field compatible, robust, and it owns excellent timing performance, signal-to-noise rate, easy use. The operating voltage of SiPM is lower than 30 V, as a comparison, the PMT or APD needs hundreds volt.
The challenge of precise analysis is detection and quantization of single photons, which requires the ultra high photon detection efficiency and sensitivity. The SiPM owns high PDE and intrinsic gain and is sensitive to the single photon, which makes it a promising candidate for precise analysis applications. The compactness of SiPM makes the system more simple with excellent sensitivity and precision.
The hazard and threat detection technique ensures the safety and security of the society and individual person by inspection of any invisible risks at the traffic hub such as the airport, train station, port, etc. The imaging resolution, response speed, sensitivity of the detection system are the fatal performance in such field. The SiPM is the key detector of the system with high sensitivity, fast response speed, high detection efficiency to guarantee the functionality.
It is very common in the high energy physics field to track the high energy particles by detecting the photons generated by the particles. There a lot of challenges for the photon detectors, and extreme single photon sensitivity, dynamic range, stability, magnetic field compatibility, compactness are required. The SiPM is one of the seldom device meeting the needs of physics, and it is widely applied to the high energy physics experiments and space physics experiments.
The performance of night vision system is limited by the sensors, which detects the ultra flux photons. The SiPM is sensitive to the single photon and it is able to count the counts, such unique features make SiPM leading the technology revolution in night vision system.
Light Detection And Ranging(LiDAR ) is a surveying method that measures the distance to a target by illuminating the target with pulsed laser light and measuring the reflected pulses with a sensor. Differences in laser return times and wavelengths can then be used to make digital 3-D representations of the target. The SiPM of Joinbon is fast and sensitive which acts as an idea sensor of LiDAR system with the time of flight technique. In addition, the compactness and low operating voltage make the SiPM suitable to the minimization equivalent, which is expected by the pilotless vehicle and robots.