Performance of Silicon Photomultiplers with the CMS HCAL Front-End Electronics

@inproceedings{Heering2006PerformanceOS,
  title={Performance of Silicon Photomultiplers with the CMS HCAL Front-End Electronics},
  author={Agnes Heering and John Rohlf and Jon W. Freeman and Sietse Los and Sergey Kuleshov and Yuri Musienko},
  year={2006}
}
We have measured the performance of silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) together with the front-end electronics developed for the Compact Muon Solenoid hadron calorimeter. We find a clean separation of the single PE peak above pedestal noise fluctuations, providing a signal to noise of about 8. The SIPMs may be useful in the near term for readout of the outer (HO) scintillators to significantly enhance the sensitivity to minimum ionizing particles for use in the muon trigger. In the longer term… CONTINUE READING