Course detail

Physics of detection and detectory

CEITEC VUT-FDAD18Acad. year: 2019/2020

Electromagnetic spectrum. Sources of electromagnetic radiation. Radiometric and photometric units. Ideal detector. External and internal photoefect. Quantum fluctuations of radiation. Noise of detector and electronic circuits. Dynamic range. Detectors based on external photoefect. Photocathodes. Electron multipliers. Microchannel plates. Image intensifiers. Detectors based on internal photoefect. Semiconductor detectors. Scintilators. Detectors of IR, VIS and UV radiation. X-ray detectors.. Pyroelectricity and pyrodetectors. Detector electronic circuits. Human eye.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.

Prerequisites

Not applicable.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

E.L.Dereniak, D.G.Growe: Optical Radiation Detectors, John Wiley & Sons, 1984 E.L.Dereniak, D.G.Growe: Optical Radiation Detectors, John Wiley & Sons, 1984 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Contents:

1. Electromagnetic spectrum. Sources of electromagnetic radiation.
2. Radiometric and photometric units.
3. Ideal detector. External photoefect. Internal photoefect. Fluorescence
4. Quantum fluctuations of radiation. Noise of detector and electronic circuits.
5. Basic detector characteristics. Voltage and current sensitivity, NEP, D a D*, DR.
6. Detectors based on external photoefect. Photocathodes. Photocathodes. Electron multipliers.
7. Electron multipliers. Electrooptical convertors.
8. Detectors based on internal photoefect. PIN detector.
9. CCD detectors and position sensitive detectors.
10. Detectors of IR, VIS and UV radiation. X-ray detectors.
11. Detector electronic circuits.
12. Scintilators.
13. Pyroelectricity and pyrodetectors.
14. Human eye.

Aims

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme STIPMNK Doctoral

    branch PM , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, optional (voluntary)

  • Programme STIPMN Doctoral

    branch PM , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, optional (voluntary)

  • Programme STIPMNK Doctoral

    branch PM , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, optional (voluntary)

  • Programme STIPMN Doctoral

    branch PNTMT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, optional (voluntary)

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