Method for studying the linearity of photomultipliers using noncalibrated light sources

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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, photomultiplier nonlinearity led to nonproportional distortions of photoelectronic estimates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-140
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2017



  • Calibration
  • Light detector
  • Light signals
  • Nuclear physics
  • Photoelectron
  • Photomultiplier response

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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