M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Physics
I describe the design and experimental results of a test of photon detection using scintillating fibers and avalanche photodiodes (APDs). We measured the properties of an S2383 avalanche photodiode for possible use in conjunction with a 1 -mm-diameter scintillating fiber as a tracking detector. The quantities measured were the gain and dark noise of the APD and the average number of photons emitted by the fiber. The performance was found to be inadequate for tracking of minimum ionizing particles. The desirable improvements are discussed.
Amladi, Dilip, "Towards minimum ionizing particle detection using scintillating fibers and avalanche photodiodes" (1994). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 6489.
vii, 59 pages
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