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Fisher information as a gamma-ray detector design tool
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Paper Abstract

The extraction of gamma-ray event information from detectors is an estimation problem as the signals are governed by multiple random effects such as information carrier (eg; scintillation-light photon, electron-hole pair) generation, propagation/transport and detection. A quantitative measure of how well the measured signals can be used to produce an estimate of the parameters is given by Fisher Information. In this work, we demonstrate several applications of Fisher Information as a powerful practical tool to quantify the information content in detector signals and help guide design decisions in scintillation and semiconductor detector development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 2014
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9215, Radiation Detectors: Systems and Applications XV, 92150B (18 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2065914
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Esen Salçin, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Ctr. for Gamma-Ray Imaging, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Lars R. Furenlid, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Ctr. for Gamma-Ray Imaging, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9215:
Radiation Detectors: Systems and Applications XV
Gary P. Grim; H. Bradford Barber, Editor(s)

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