15 October 1984 Gamma-Ray To Cerenkov-Light Conversion Efficiency For Pure-Silica-Core Optical Fibers
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We have determined experimentally the absolute gamma-ray to Cerenkov-light conversion efficiency for pure-silica-core optical fibers in the vicinity of metallic Compton-converter slabs. To measure the energy dependence of this process, we used 60Co and 24Na radiation sources. The results show how the conversion efficiency varies with Compton-converter material, thickness, angle of the fiber, and fiber-converter distance. We also performed computer calculations of conversion efficiency. This method employs an electron-photon transport code named SANDYL together with analytical calculations of Cerenkov-light generation. We compare the results of these calculations with experimental results.
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B. L. Pruett, R. T. Peterson, D. E. Smith, L. D. Looney, R. N. Shelton, "Gamma-Ray To Cerenkov-Light Conversion Efficiency For Pure-Silica-Core Optical Fibers", Proc. SPIE 0506, Fiber Optics in Adverse Environments II, (15 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944897; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.944897
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