Earl Hergert

Earl Hergert is VP of Marketing at Hamamatsu (Bridgewater, NJ).

FIGURE 1. Schematic of a PMT’s operation (top); photographs of a head-on and side-on PMTs (lower left); and an example of an output waveform (lower right).
Detectors & Imaging

Single-photon detectors for modern applications

Aug. 31, 2022
Applications for single-photon detectors continue to grow, fueling extensive research and development.
FIGURE 1. Scanning time-of-flight lidar uses a laser as a light source.
Detectors & Imaging

Novel Detectors: SPADs offer possible photodetection solution for ToF lidar applications

Jan. 28, 2020
Will single-photon avalanche photodiodes become the standard in time-of-flight lidar photodetection?
FIGURE 1. A simplified equivalent electrical circuit of a silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) shows three pixels or micro cells.
Detectors & Imaging

Testing Detectors: Understanding key parameters of silicon photomultipliers

Nov. 4, 2014
Silicon photomultiplier users can expand on basic operating principles by understanding methods that experimentally determine key parameters of this detector such as gain, photon...