Dec 06 2012

The NKQ detector

Tag: Noise,Physicsadmin @ 2:24 pm

The NKQ detector introduced in my paper[Alvarez2010] is a generalization of the NQ where instead of just counting the photons we use pulse height analysis (PHA) to separate the photons into K bins depending on their energies and simultaneously measure their total energy. This gives performance similar to PHA with the number of bins plus one so it may be easier to implement. As with the NQ detector, the integrated energy Q can be used in regions where high count rate leads to excessive pulse pileup.

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