Development of a beam loss monitor using the Cherenkov Effect in optical fibres



Intermite, Angela
Development of a beam loss monitor using the Cherenkov Effect in optical fibres. Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Liverpool.

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Abstract

The need for real-time monitoring of beam losses, including evaluation of their intensity and localization of their exact position, together with the possibility to overcome the limitations due to the reduced space for the diagnostics, makes exploitation of the Cherenkov effect in optical fibres, one of the most suitable candidates for beam loss monitoring. In this thesis, the design, development and characterization of an optical fibre beam loss monitor based on high radiation hardness pure silica fibres and silicon photomultipliers is reported. The tests were carried out at the ALICE accelerator research and development facility, Daresbury Laboratories, UK. For this purpose high numerical aperture fibres were used together with the latest generation silicon detector instead of the standard photomultiplier tubes commonly used for Cherenkov beam loss monitoring.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy)
Additional Information: Date: 2012-08 (completed)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cherenkov effect, optical fibres, beam loss monitor
Subjects: ?? QC ??
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2013 10:49
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2022 11:13
DOI: 10.17638/00009733
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/9733