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Radiation sensors
Author(s): James W. Ogle; R. Clayton Smith; Frank Roeske
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Paper Abstract

In this chapter, we discuss photonic, single-transient radiation sensors that use optical fibers to transmit signals to a remote location. Our discussion deals with sensors for gamma rays, x rays, and neutrons. Gamma rays and x rays are both electromagnetic waves, but they have different energies and thus different penetration depths. This difference in energy necessitates the use of a different type of sensor for each type of wave. Likewise, neutrons are particles that have varying energies, so the absorption of energy as a function of depth in a material is important in designing sensor systems.

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Date Published: 13 August 1986
PDF: 38 pages
Proc. SPIE 0648, Photonics: High Bandwidth Analog Applications, (13 August 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964534
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James W. Ogle, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
R. Clayton Smith, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
Frank Roeske, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0648:
Photonics: High Bandwidth Analog Applications

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