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Re: None No Optical Photon is produced (Davinder Siwal)
Date: 14 Sep, 2010
From: Gumplinger Peter <Gumplinger Peter>

Since Geant4.9.3 there now exists a class in /physics_lists/builders called G4OpticalPhysics. One example showing how to use it is /examples/extended/optical/LXe. The class comes with an associated messenger class: G4OpticalPhysicsMessenger with UI commands which should allow you to set all you need to set for your specific situation. Using these classes should help you avoid the pitfalls of doing it all correctly when coding it the 'old fashion way'. Try it!

An optical surface is concerned with the optical surface properties. The optical properties of the bulk (main) volume are specified by defining the index of refraction ("RINDEX") and, if required, an absorption length ("ABSLENGTH").

Apart from the issue of whether or not you have defined the G4OpticalPhoton as a particle in your simulation, you may nevertheless not get optical photons because your scintillation yield may be low for the tiny energy depositions you are getting.

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