Contribution Oral presentation
New developments in solid state photomultipliers
Solid state photon detectors have been extensively developed during recent years and promise to be an alternative to photomultiplier tubes. During the last decade, a variety of new solid state photomultipliers (SSPMs) appeared on the market and interest in these devices increased regarding their application in high energy physics experiments and positron emission tomography. This presentation reviews the latest developments in SSPMs (SiPMs, APDs, HAPDs etc.) discusses the SSPM properties and problems and gives a speculative outlook on their future evolution.