Photomultiplier characteristic nonlinearity estimation by means of noncalibrated pulse light sources

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

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A simple in realization method is proposed for measuring and estimation of nonlinearity of the transfer characteristic of a photomultiplier by means of two controlled noncalibrated light sources. The estimation accuracy for the characteristic nonlinearity and its linearization is 0.15%. It is shown that the photomultiplier nonlinearity leads to nonproportional distortions of photoelectron estimations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-94
Number of pages6
JournalPribory i Tekhnika Eksperimenta
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1996


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation

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