Performance of a Compton Telescope using Position-Sensitive Germanium Detectors
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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We describe the use of position sensitive planar germanium detectors in a Compton telescopecamera. This Compton telescope achieves the very good energy resolution DEtotal 4 keV associated with germanium detectors and good position resolution 2 mm. By combining a 25 x 25 strip 2 mm pitch detector with a 5 x 5 strip detector 9 mm pitch, we created a telescope with 625 x 25 pixel combinations. Using this detector pair, we have reconstructed positions with an angular resolution of 1 degree FWHM and 15 arcminute centroiding. Point sources are identified with less than 100 full energy events with simple image reconstruction. The angular resolution is currently limited by the uncertainty in the absolute position of the detectors and the size of the second detector pixels. We show the expected angular resolution when the pixel size no longer dominates the angular resolution and discuss proposed applications.
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