Evaluation of photomultipliers response nonlinearity with noncalibrated pulse light sources

Yu V. Vasil'chenko, N. A. Zhavoronkov, V. N. Padalko

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A simple method for measuring and evaluation of nonlinearity of the photomultiplier response efficiency using two controlled noncalibrated light sources is presented. The accuracy of the response efficiency nonlinearity evaluation and its linearization procedure was found to be 0.15%. As was shown, a photomultiplier nonlinearity led to nonproportional distortions of photoelectronic estimates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)552-557
Number of pages6
JournalInstruments and Experimental Techniques
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Instrumentation

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