Nuclear reactor pulse calibration using a CdZnTe electro-optic radiation detector

Kyle A. Nelson, Jeffrey A. Geuther, James L. Neihart, Todd A. Riedel, Ronald A. Rojeski, Jeffrey L. Saddler, Aaron J. Schmidt, Douglas S. McGregor

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Abstract

A CdZnTe electro-optic radiation detector was used to calibrate nuclear reactor pulses. The standard configuration of the Pockels cell has collimated light passing through an optically transparent CdZnTe crystal located between crossed polarizers. The transmitted light was focused onto an IR sensitive photodiode. Calibrations of reactor pulses were performed using the CdZnTe Pockels cell by measuring the change in the photodiode current, repeated 10 times for each set of reactor pulses, set between 1.00 and 2.50 dollars in 0.50 increments of reactivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1118-1120
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume70
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation

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