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Light concentrator of the wide field of view Cherenkov telescope
Author(s): Rui Yang; Xi Yi Sheng; Bo Lin Liao
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Paper Abstract

The Wide Field of View Cherenkov Telescope (WFCT) is mainly constituted by optical reflector and focal-plane photomultiplier (PMT) array camera. In order to avoid loss of Cherenkov signal resulting from the dead area between circular PMT tubes and invalid fringe of each PMT, the light concentrator used as front window of PMT is considered to improve detective efficiency. Basing on the edge-ray principle and features of WFCT, several light concentrators are designed and simulated with ZEMAX. The result shows that the hollow hexahedral compound parabolic concentrator (hex-CPC) has good performance in collecting light. Moreover, the samples of the hollow hexahedral CPC have been manufactured and tested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10021, Optical Design and Testing VII, 1002122 (31 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2247726
Show Author Affiliations
Rui Yang, Yunnan Univ. (China)
Xi Yi Sheng, Yunnan Univ. (China)
Bo Lin Liao, Yunnan Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10021:
Optical Design and Testing VII
Yongtian Wang; Tina E. Kidger; Kimio Tatsuno, Editor(s)

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