Fisher information as a gamma-ray detector design tool

Esen Salçin, Lars R Furenlid

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Abstract

The extraction of gamma-ray event information from detectors is an estimation problem as the signals are governed by multiple random effects such as information carrier (eg; scintillation-light photon, electron-hole pair) generation, propagation/transport and detection. A quantitative measure of how well the measured signals can be used to produce an estimate of the parameters is given by Fisher Information. In this work, we demonstrate several applications of Fisher Information as a powerful practical tool to quantify the information content in detector signals and help guide design decisions in scintillation and semiconductor detector development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE
Volume9215
ISBN (Print)9781628412420
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
EventRadiation Detectors: Systems and Applications XV - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 18 2014Aug 20 2014

Other

OtherRadiation Detectors: Systems and Applications XV
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/18/148/20/14

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Fisher information
Fisher Information
Gamma Rays
Gamma rays
Scintillation
Detector
gamma rays
Detectors
Semiconductor detectors
Scintillation counters
scintillation
detectors
signal detectors
Photons
Information Content
Random Effects
Electrons
Semiconductors
Photon
Quantify

Keywords

  • CdTe
  • CdZnTe
  • Double-sided strip
  • Fisher information
  • Multi-anode photomultiplier tube
  • Read-out electronics
  • Semiconductor detectors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Salçin, E., & Furenlid, L. R. (2014). Fisher information as a gamma-ray detector design tool. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 9215). [92150B] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2065914

Fisher information as a gamma-ray detector design tool. / Salçin, Esen; Furenlid, Lars R.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 9215 SPIE, 2014. 92150B.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Salçin, E & Furenlid, LR 2014, Fisher information as a gamma-ray detector design tool. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 9215, 92150B, SPIE, Radiation Detectors: Systems and Applications XV, San Diego, United States, 8/18/14. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2065914
Salçin E, Furenlid LR. Fisher information as a gamma-ray detector design tool. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 9215. SPIE. 2014. 92150B https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2065914
Salçin, Esen ; Furenlid, Lars R. / Fisher information as a gamma-ray detector design tool. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 9215 SPIE, 2014.
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