What does “breakdown voltage” mean?

SiPMs consist of many small micro-photodiodes, referred to as microcells. They are operated above breakdown in Geiger mode. The term “breakdown voltage” refers to the voltage, above which the gain of the SiPM gets larger than 1 and where the SiPM operation starts.

2018-04-25T14:01:56+00:00April 25th, 2018|