Sep 12 – 17, 2021
University of Birmingham
Europe/London timezone

Flexible X-Ray Imaging Detectors Using Scintillating Fibers

Sep 15, 2021, 1:00 PM
Teaching and Learning Building (University of Birmingham)

Teaching and Learning Building

University of Birmingham

Edgbaston Campus University of Birmingham B15 2TT UK


Scott Wilbur (University of Sheffield (GB))


We will present designs and simulations of a novel X-ray imaging detector. The intent of the FleX-RAY project is to create a digital X-ray detector that is capable of producing high-resolution images, is flexible enough to produce an image on a curved surface, and is capable of self-reporting its final shape.

The X-rays will be detected on a sheet of scintillating optical fibers, which will guide the scintillation light to single-photon avalanche photodiodes. This setup allows the electronics and hardware to be moved out of the path of the X-ray beam, limiting the need for additional shielding. Self-shape-reporting will be achieved using a flexible ultra-thin glass foil substrate with optical waveguides and Bragg gratings, processed by femtosecond laser point-by-point writing. The functionalized glass substrate allows precise measurement of strains, which can be used to calculate the shape.

This presentation will describe the results of simulations of the detector using a range of materials, geometries, and X-ray sources. By modifying these parameters, we can optimize the detector for various applications.

Title Dr
Institute University of Sheffield
Nationality USA
Your name Scott Wilbur

Primary authors

Christos Anastopoulos (University of Sheffield (GB)) Kristin Lohwasser (University of Sheffield (GB)) Scott Wilbur (University of Sheffield (GB)) Giorgos Asfis (TWI Hellas) Jannis Koch (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute) Martin Angelmahr (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute)

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