Performance of a Large Scale Scintillating Fiber Tracker Using VLPC Readout

D. Adams, M. Adams, B. Baumbaugh, I. Bertram, A. Bross, D. Casey, S. Chang, M. Chung, C. Cooper, C. Cretsinger, R. Demina, G. Fanourakis, T. Ferbel, S. Grünendahl, J. Hinson, B. Howell, H. Johari, J. S. Kang, C. L. Kim, S. K. KimD. Koltick, F. Lobkowicz, S. Margulies, J. Moromisato, M. Narain, C. H. Park, Y. M. Park, S. Reucroft, R. Ruchti, J. Solomon, E. VonGoeler, J. Warchol, M. Wayne, E. Won, Y. S. Yu

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A large scale scintillating fiber tracker using visible light photon counter (VLPC) readout was built as a prototype for the upgraded DOS central tracker. This prototype has been under test at Fermilab for six months using cosmic rays. A description of the components of the tracker including the photodetector, fibers, lightguides, ribbons, and DAQ is given. Preliminary results on detected photon yield, position resolution, efficiency and VLPC performance are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-406
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Aug

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We thank the support staffs at each of the participating institutions. The technical staff within the Research ad Computing Divisions and the Physics and Technical Sections at Fermilab have played vital roles in the design, fabrication, and operation of this system. Financial support has been provided by the U.S.D epartment of Energy, the U.S. National Science Foundation, Korean Ministry of Education, Korean Research Foundation and KOSEF in Korea.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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