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Title: Correction of complex nonlinear signal response from a pixel array detector

The pulsed free-electron laser light sources represent a new challenge to photon area detectors due to the intrinsic spontaneous X-ray photon generation process that makes single-pulse detection necessary. Intensity fluctuations up to 100% between individual pulses lead to high linearity requirements in order to distinguish small signal changes. In real detectors, signal distortions as a function of the intensity distribution on the entire detector can occur. Here a robust method to correct this nonlinear response in an area detector is presented for the case of exposures to similar signals. The method is tested for the case of diffuse scattering from liquids where relevant sub-1% signal changes appear on the same order as artifacts induced by the detector electronics.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [2]
  1. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
  2. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  3. Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1188672
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Synchrotron Radiation (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of Synchrotron Radiation (Online); Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1600-5775
Publisher:
International Union of Crystallography
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FEL; detector nonlinearity; diffuse scattering