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Optoelectronics in TESLA, LHC, and pi-of-the-sky experiments
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Paper Abstract

Optical and optoelectronics technologies are more and more widely used in the biggest world experiments of high energy and nuclear physics, as well as in the astronomy. The paper is a kind of a broad digest describing the usage of optoelectronics is such experiments and information about some of the involved teams. The described experiments include: TESLA linear accelerator and FEL, Compact Muon Solenoid at LHC and recently started π-of-the-sky global gamma ray bursts (with asociated optical flashes) observation experiment. Optoelectornics and photonics offer several key features which are either extending the technical parameters of existing solutions or adding quite new practical application possibilities. Some of these favorable features of photonic systems are: high selectivity of optical sensors, immunity to some kinds of noise processes, extremely broad bandwidth exchangeable for either terabit rate transmission or ultrashort pulse generation, parallel image processing capability, etc. The following groups of photonic components and systems were described: (1) discrete components applications like: LED, PD, LD, CCD and CMOS cameras, active optical crystals and optical fibers in radiation dosimetry, astronomical image processing and for building of more complex photonic systems; (2) optical fiber networks serving as very stable phase distribution, clock signal distribution, distributed dosimeters, distributed gigabit transmission for control, diagnostics and data acquisition/processing; (3) fast and stable coherent femtosecond laser systems with active optical components for electro-optical sampling and photocathode excitation in the RF electron gun for linac; The parameters of some of these systems were quoted and discussed. A number of the debated solutions seems to be competitive against the classical ones. Several future fields seem to emerge involving direct coupling between the ultrafast photonic and the VLSI FPGA based technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5576, Lightguides and their Applications II, (8 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.581781
Show Author Affiliations
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Krzysztof T. Pozniak, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Grzegorz Wrochna, Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies (Poland)
Stefan Simrock, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5576:
Lightguides and their Applications II
Jan Wojcik; Waldemar Wojcik, Editor(s)

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