Hybrid Photon Detectors
||I will report on the status of R&D towards the development of large aperture Hybrid Avalanche Photo-Detectors (HAPD). This work is
focused on HAPD with a 13-inch aperture, expected to replace
photo-electron multiplier tubes (PMT) as photo- detectors in the next
generation of water Cherenkov detectors such as Hyper Kamiokande. The
excellent performance of HAPD (~200ps time resolution and clear
photo-electron separation up to 5) compared to PMT will be discussed,
along with the readout system being developed for these new HAPD.
||Toshinori Abe - University of Tokyo
||Toshinori Abe is a research associate at University of Tokyo, working
on high energy physics. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Nagoya
University and worked at SLAC on SLD, the NLC project, and the BaBar
experiment. Currently, Toshi works on photo-detector development, the
T2K neutrino oscillation experiment, and R&D towards the ILC.
Presentation on 10/1/2008 (PDF)