Volume 77, Issue 8, August 2006
Index of content:
- PARTICLE SOURCES, OPTICS AND ACCELERATION; PARTICLE DETECTORS
Development of a new signal processor for tetralateral position sensitive detector based on single-chip microcomputer77(2006); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2336767View Description Hide Description
An inherently nonlinear relation between the output current of the tetralateral position sensitive detector(PSD) and the position of the incident light spot has been found theoretically. Based on single-chip microcomputer and the theoretical relation between output current and position, a new signal processor capable of correcting nonlinearity and reducing position measurement deviation of tetralateral PSD was developed. A tetralateral PSD (S1200, , Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.) was measured with the new signal processor, a linear relation between the output position of the PSD, and the incident position of the light spot was obtained. In the 60% range of a active area, the position nonlinearity (rms) was 0.15% and the position measurement deviation (rms) was . Compared with traditional analog signal processor, the new signal processor is of better compatibility, lower cost, higher precision, and easier to be interfaced.