Detector geometry for AGIPD

The AGIPD detector, which is already in use at the SPB experiment, consists of 16 modules of 512×128 pixels each. Each module is further divided into 8 ASICs.

To view or analyse detector data, we need to apply geometry to find the positions of pixels.

In [1]:
%matplotlib inline
import numpy as np

from karabo_data import RunDirectory, stack_detector_data
from karabo_data.geometry2 import AGIPD_1MGeometry

Fetch AGIPD detector data for one pulse to test with:

In [2]:
run = RunDirectory('/gpfs/exfel/exp/SPB/201831/p900039/proc/r0273/')

In [3]:
tid, train_data ='*/DET/*', '').train_from_index(60)

In [4]:
stacked = stack_detector_data(train_data, '')
stacked_pulse = stacked[10]

(16, 512, 128)

Generate a simple geometry given the (x, y) coordinates of the first pixel in the first module of each quadrant, in pixel units relative to the centre, where the beam passes through the detector.

There are also methods to load and save CrystFEL format geometry files.

In [5]:
geom = AGIPD_1MGeometry.from_quad_positions(quad_pos=[
        (-525, 625),
        (-550, -10),
        (520, -160),
        (542.5, 475),

In [6]:


The pixels are not necessarily all aligned, so precisely assembling data in a 2D array requires interpolation, which is slow:

In [7]:
data, centre_yx = geom.position_modules_interpolate(stacked_pulse)

(1258, 1094)
CPU times: user 12.7 s, sys: 499 ms, total: 13.2 s
Wall time: 7.2 s

But we know that the modules are closely aligned with the axes, so we can 'snap' the geometry to the grid and copy data more efficiently:

In [8]:
data, centre_yx = geom.position_modules_fast(stacked_pulse)

(1256, 1092)
CPU times: user 21.5 ms, sys: 8.96 ms, total: 30.5 ms
Wall time: 26.1 ms

In [9]:
geom.plot_data_fast(np.clip(stacked_pulse, 0, 1000))