Fisher information as a gamma-ray detector design tool

Esen Salçin, Lars R. Furenlid

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1 Scopus citations


The extraction of gamma-ray event information from detectors is an estimation problem as the signals are governed by multiple random effects such as information carrier (eg; scintillation-light photon, electron-hole pair) generation, propagation/transport and detection. A quantitative measure of how well the measured signals can be used to produce an estimate of the parameters is given by Fisher Information. In this work, we demonstrate several applications of Fisher Information as a powerful practical tool to quantify the information content in detector signals and help guide design decisions in scintillation and semiconductor detector development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRadiation Detectors
Subtitle of host publicationSystems and Applications XV
EditorsGary P. Grim, H. Bradford Barber
ISBN (Electronic)9781628412420
StatePublished - 2014
EventRadiation Detectors: Systems and Applications XV - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 18 2014Aug 20 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherRadiation Detectors: Systems and Applications XV
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


  • CdTe
  • CdZnTe
  • Double-sided strip
  • Fisher information
  • Multi-anode photomultiplier tube
  • Read-out electronics
  • Semiconductor detectors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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