An exact formula to describe the amplification process in a photomultiplier tube

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Abstract

An analytical function is derived that exactly describes the amplification process due to a series of discrete, Poisson-like amplifications like those in a photo multiplier tube (PMT). A numerical recipe is provided that implements this function as a computer program. It is shown how the program can be used as the core element of a faster, simplified routine to fit PMT spectra with high efficiency. The functionality of the method is demonstrated by fitting both, Monte Carlo generated and measured PMT spectra.
Translated title of the contributionAn exact formula to describe the amplification process in a photomultiplier tube
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)432 - 443
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume484 (1-3)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2002

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Publisher: Elsevier

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