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24 August 2017 Characterization of Yb-doped silica optical fiber as real-time dosimeter
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The near-infrared radioluminescence and dosimetric properties of Yb-doped silica optical fibers, coupled with an optical detector prototype based on an avalanche photo-diode, were studied by irradiating the fibers with clinical beams generated by a Varian Trilogy accelerator. The performances of the system in standard and small field sizes have been also investigated comparing the output factor, percent depth dose and off axis ratio measurements of the prototypal dosimetric system with other commercial sensors.

The results demonstrated that the drawback due to the stem effect in Yb-doped silica optical fibers can be managed in a simple but effective way by optical filtering. These features, together with the accuracy and precision achieved by Ybdoped fibers in relative dose assessments make the device promising for in-vivo dosimetry studies in radiation therapy.
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Ivan Veronese, Norberto Chiodini, Simone Cialdi, Eduardo D'Ippolito, Mauro Fasoli, Salvatore Gallo, Eleonora Mones, Anna Vedda, and Gianfranco Loi "Characterization of Yb-doped silica optical fiber as real-time dosimeter", Proc. SPIE 10392, Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XIX, 103921D (24 August 2017);

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