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HYBRID PHOTODETECTORS FOR SUPERCONDUCTING SUPER COLLIDER CALORIMETRY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
17524
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17524
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Photonix
1240 Avenida Acaso Camarillo, CA 93012
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: HYBRID PHOTODETECTORS FOR SUPERCONDUCTING SUPER COLLIDER CALORIMETRY
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

AVALANCHE PHOTODIODES THAT HAVE LARGE AREA (CURRENTLY 17 MM ACTIVE-AREA DIAMETER BUT POTENTIALLY UP TO 75 MM), UNIFORM HIGH GAIN, AND LOW NOISE, WHEN COMBINED WITH A HIGH VOLTAGE VACUUM PHOTODIODE "FRONT END," MAKE POSSIBLE A HYBRID PHOTODETECTOR THAT COMBINES THE STRENGTHS OF PHOTOMULTIPLIERS AND SOLID-STATE PHOTODETECTORS. THE HYBRID HAS THE PHOTO RESPONSE OF A CONVENTIONAL PHOTOMULTIPLIER. IT CAN HAVE THE EXTREMELY LOW DARK CURRENT OF AN S-20 PHOTOCATHODE, OR IT CAN HAVE A TAILORED SPECTRAL RESPONSE, SUCH AS A SOLAR-BLIND ULTRAVIOLET RESPONSE. AT THE SAME TIME, THE HYBRID HAS MANY OF THE ADVANTAGES OF SOLID-STATE PHOTODETECTORS, SUCH AS SIMPLICITY, COMPACTNESS, RUGGEDNESS, VERY LARGE DYNAMIC RANGE, AND FREEDOM FROM AFTERPULSING. IN A PROXIMITY-FOCUSED VERSION, THE HYBRID OFFERS INSENSITIVITY TO EXTERNAL MAGNETIC FIELDS, WHILE IN AN INTERNALLY PROCESSED VERSION IT OFFERS THE POTENTIAL FOR EXTREMELY LOW COST. IN CERTAIN RESPECTS, SUCH AS ITS NEARLY IDEAL EXCESS NOISE FACTOR, IT OUTPERFORMS EITHER KIND OF PHOTODETECTOR. THE HYBRID IS A CANDIDATE TO REPLACE PHOTOMULTIPLIERS IN THE READOUT OF LARGE CALORIMETERS IN FUTURE HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS DETECTORS AT THE SUPERCONDUCTING SUPER COLLIDER (SSC) AND ELSEWHERE. THE OBJECTIVE OF PHASE I IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FAST RESPONSE AND LOW EXCESS NOISE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HYBRID PHOTODETECTOR. THE PHASE II OBJECTIVE IS TO RESOLVE ALL TECHNICAL ISSUES AND DEMONSTRATE PROTOTYPES READY FOR COMMERCIAL MANUFACTURE.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Photonix Inc
1240 Avendia Acaso Camarillo, CA 93012

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No