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Testbench to characterize pixels of the Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov (MAGIC) telescope

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Antoranz Canales, Pedro and Barrio Uña, Juan Abel and Fonseca González, Mª Victoria and Miranda Pantoja, José Miguel (2006) Testbench to characterize pixels of the Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov (MAGIC) telescope. Optical Engineering, 45 (8). ISSN 0091-3286

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2336418




Abstract

Photomultipliers have a wide range of applications, from nuclear medicine to nuclear physics. In particular, they are commonly used in high energy physics and astrophysics. The Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov (MAGIC) telescope is an example of their applications. This work presents a test system for the characterization of the transient response of the photomultipliers used as fast light detectors in the telescope. The bias of the photomultiplier is described, taking into account its effects in the response to fast light pulses. Two methods are used to generate these pulses: 1. a specifically designed pulse generator, and 2. a plastic scintillator. For the former case, we also calculate the anode charge we expect in this setup to cross-check it with the actual measurements. (c) 2006 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Light-Emitting-Diodes, High QE, Photomultiplier.
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Electronics
Sciences > Physics > Electricity
Sciences > Physics > Nuclear physics
ID Code:23994
Deposited On:09 Jan 2014 08:09
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 14:58

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