Proceedings PaperScintillating plastic optical fiber radiation detectors in high-energy particle physics
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We describe the application of scintillating plastic optical fiber in instrumentation for high energy particle physics. The basic physics of the scintillation process in polymers is discussed first and then we outline the fundamentals of scintillating fiber technology. Fiber performance, optimization, and characterization measurements are given. Detector applications in the areas of particle tracking and particle energy determination are then described.