Effect of Filtering on Noise and Timing in Nuclear Particle Detection.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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The relations between signal shaping, noise, and timing resolution in nuclear particle detection systems are examined in this paper. Mathematical analysis of five commonly used types of filters leads to numerical results for system noise components arising from sources in the preamplifier, detector, and bias resistors. These results are presented in the form of design curves for the various filters, showing the dependence of each output noise component on both the magnitude of the noise sources and the filter time constants. Three of the filters considered are simple RC types the remaining two are combinations of delay lines and RC elements. The quantitative calculations specifically assume a silicon detector and a field-effect-transistor preamplifier. Those filters that exhibit bipolar step response are analyzed in terms of crossover timing resolution, based on the earlier noise calculations. Again, the results are summarized in sets of design curves for each filter. Finally, the comparative performance of the various filter types is discussed, and specific examples are given. Author
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Nuclear Instrumentation