Optical Multiplexing of Scintillation Detector Arrays

Author(s): Milford B. Kime
Sponsor(s): IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 February 1977
Volume: 24
Page(s): 276 - 282
ISSN (Paper): 0018-9499
ISSN (Online): 1558-1578
DOI: 10.1109/TNS.1977.4328689



A technique for optically coupling an array of many scintillator detector crystals to a few photomultiplier tubes and electronically de-multiplexing the individual crystal count rates has been investigated. System constraints and problems are explored. Optical and electrical circuit elements are delineated. Performance characteristics are reported.