Development of a Very Low-Noise Cryogenic Preamplifier for Large-Area SiPM Devices

Marco D'Incecco, Cristiano Galbiati, Graham K. Giovanetti, George Korga, Xinran Li, Andrea Mandarano, Alessandro Razeto, Davide Sablone, Claudio Savarese

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Silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) are an excellent candidate for the development of large-area light sensors. Large SiPM-based detectors require low-noise preamplifiers to maximize the signal coupling between the sensor and the read-out electronics. This paper reports on the development of a low-noise transimpedance amplifier sensitive to single-photon signals at cryogenic temperature. The amplifier is used to read-out a 1-cm2 SiPM with a signal-to-noise ratio in excess of 40.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1005-1011
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Cryogenic electronics
  • low-noise amplifier
  • silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs)
  • silicon-germanium (SiGe)
  • transimpedance amplifier (TIA)


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