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Lubberts' effect refers to the non-uniform response of an imaging system to x-rays that are absorbed at different depths within the input phosphor. It indicates an input phosphor depth-dependent response of the imaging system. The Lubberts' effect is related to the Swank effect.
The Lubberts' effect is detailed in the Master's thesis work of G. Lubberts, and is readily available in the following article: G Lubberts, J. Opt. Soc. Am. Vol 58, pp 1475-, 1968.
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