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Studies of scintillating fibers readout with visible light photon counters
Author(s): Randy C. Ruchti; Mitchell R. Wayne
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Paper Abstract

A large tracking detector consisting of scintillating plastic optical fibers has been chosen by the D0 collaboration as a part of a planned upgrade at the Fermilab Tevatron. The tracker will utilize multiclad scintillating fibers and optical waveguides and state of the art photosensors called visible light photon counters (VLPC). In this paper we present some general characteristics of fiber detectors and then describe recent measurements of system performance based on data from the 3072 channel cosmic ray test stand. Based upon these studies, fiber detectors are expected to perform very well for collider operation, and excellent performance is also expected for fixed target applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 1994
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2281, Scintillating Fiber Technology and Applications II, (7 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185808
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Randy C. Ruchti, Univ. of Notre Dame (United States)
Mitchell R. Wayne, Univ. of Notre Dame (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2281:
Scintillating Fiber Technology and Applications II
Ervin J. Fenyves, Editor(s)

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