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Detection of scintillations in small crystals using VLPCs
Author(s): Michael D. Petroff; Henry H. Hogue
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Paper Abstract

This paper addresses the use of Visible Light Photon Counters (VLPCs) for detection of light induced in light arrays of small scintillating crystals for gamma ray imaging. The use of plastic step-index-of-refraction fibers for collecting the scintillation light for detection by a VLPC is examined and data obtained in initial exploratory experiments are discussed. The results are compared with the number of detectable scintillation photons predicted by a model that in essence treats the crystal as an integrating cavity with highly efficient diffuse reflecting surfaces.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2007, Scintillating Fiber Technology and Applications, (22 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161915
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Michael D. Petroff, Rockwell International Science Ctr. (United States)
Henry H. Hogue, Rockwell International Science Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2007:
Scintillating Fiber Technology and Applications
Ervin J. Fenyves, Editor(s)

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