Developement of a Silicon Photomultiplier based camera for the Large Size Telescopes of the Cherenkov Telescope Array.
Depaoli D., Chiavassa A., Di Pierro F.
III - Astrofisica
Aula GSSI Rettorato - Auditorium - Martedì 24 h 09:00 - 12:00
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Very high energy cosmic gamma rays are unique probe for a wide range of non-thermal processes that take place in the Universe. The Cherenkov Telescope Array is the next generation gamma-ray observatory. In Autumn 2018 the first Large Size Telescope (LST) has been inaugurated and its focal plane is composed by 1855 photomultiplier tubes. Silicon Photomultipliers, thanks to their high photon detection efficiency and tolerance to high illumination level, are emerging as promising competitors also in Atmospheric Cherenkov Imaging applications. For this reason we are developing a module for the camera of LST based on Silicon Photomultipliers.