The PANDA experiment at the future Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) will address
fundamental questions of hadron physics with unprecedented precision.
To reach this goal excellent Particle Identification (PID) is essential over a large range of particle momenta and solid angles.
Most of the phase space will be covered by two innovative DIRC (Detection of Internally Reflected Cherenkov light) detectors.
The Endcap Disc DIRC and Barrel DIRC will cover the polar angle range from 5 to 22$^\circ$ and 22 to 140$^\circ$, respectively.
Both detectors rely on high precision optical components, lifetime-enhanced Microchannel Plate PMTs (MCP-PMTs), and fast readout electronics.