3 January 1986 Coupling between Plastic Scintillators and Light Fibers for Remote Detection of X-rays
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Abstract
Plastic scintillators can be coupled to light fibers to make small, simple, and inexpensive x-ray detectors. These detectors have been developed for use at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) for the remote detection of x-rays. Light produced in the scintillator can be transmitted by the fiber for several hundred meters to a photodetector, which is usually a streak camera or a photomultiplier tube. The use of a streak camera allows many channels to be recorded simultaneously. A parameter study has been done to measure the sensitivity of these detectors as a function of scintillator geometry, type of scintillator, coupling geometry, and x-ray energy. The results can be qualitatively explained by a simple geometric theory. A recent use of these detectors at NTS was the measurement of an x-ray spectrum. System performance for this measurement will be reviewed.
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T. S. Perry, T. S. Perry, J. J. Molitoris, J. J. Molitoris, } "Coupling between Plastic Scintillators and Light Fibers for Remote Detection of X-rays", Proc. SPIE 0566, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors III, (3 January 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.949793; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.949793
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