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Characterization of fluorescent plastic optical fibers for x-ray beam detection
Author(s): Michel F. Laguesse; Michel J. Bourdinaud
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Paper Abstract

A new kind of sensor under development in order to detect high energy x or gamma rays is presented. It is based on an inorganic scintillator optically coupled to a ribbon of fluorescent optical fibers. The basic configuration is briefly described. Investigations of the principal properties of the fluorescent fibers used for the detector are then reported: the fiber attenuation, the influence of long term bending; the emission and excitation spectra; the radiation resistance tested by means of a 60Co source and an 18 MV linear accelerator, etc. A detailed characterization of these fibers has been realized and complete experimental results are presented.

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Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1592, Plastic Optical Fibers, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50997
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Michel F. Laguesse, Ctr. d'Etudes de Saclay (France) and Univ. de Liege (Belgium)
Michel J. Bourdinaud, Ctr. d'Etudes de Saclay (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1592:
Plastic Optical Fibers

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