Motohiro Suyama

Manager, R&D group, Electron Tube Division, Hamamatsu

Motohiro Suyama is a manager in the R&D group of the Electron Tube Division at Hamamatsu Photonics in Japan.

FIGURE 1. A typical PMT (left) uses dynodes as electron multipliers, while an HPD (right) uses an avalanche diode.
Detectors & Imaging

PHOTOMULTIPLIERS: Hybrid detector combines PMT and semiconductor-diode technologies

March 1, 2008
Originally developed for particle-physics experiments, the hybrid photodetector offers low-light detection with better pulse height resolution than a PMT, fast time response and...