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Question Regarding photon detection 

Forum: Processes Involving Optical Photons
Date: 12 Apr, 2013
From: Athreya Shankar <Athreya Shankar>

Dear sir,

I have been following the LXe example so far for processing hits created at a Photomultiplier (PMT) photocathode. It has been working properly for me. However, I have been thinking as to why the following scheme would not work especially when we are interested only in one PMT, and if that is the only surface where detection takes place.

Is it not simpler to check for Detection in Stepping Action and update a counter in eventaction every time Detection takes place? Then, at the end of the event, we will have the number of PMT hits in that event. Why at all go for a sensitive detector if one is interested in only the number of photons detected? Is there any flaw in this logic?

I am asking this because, this may be much simpler than having to create a sensitive detector every time I want to count the number of photons detected in an application.

Thank you very much, Athreya

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