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Statistical models of gamma noise in infrared detectors
Author(s): John Slosser; Joseph H. Nonnast
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Paper Abstract

In this article we formulate the problem of modeling the distribution of gamma noise in detectors. We exactly solve for the gamma noise distribution in the important special case of an exponential pulse height distribution. More generally, we also present and prove the relationship between the moments of the gamma noise distribution and the underlying pulse height distribution. A simple method is presented for computing the unknown parameters of the pulse height distribution given gamma noise data at varying event rates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4823, Photonics for Space Environments VIII, (11 November 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.454653
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John Slosser, Raytheon Missile Systems (United States)
Joseph H. Nonnast, Mission Research Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4823:
Photonics for Space Environments VIII
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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