Investigation of Hamamatsu H8500 phototubes as single photon detectors

Montgomery, R.A. , Hoek, M., Lucherini, V., Mirazita, M., Orlandi, A., Anefalos Pereira, S., Pisano, S., Rossi, P., Viticchiè, A. and Witchger, A. (2015) Investigation of Hamamatsu H8500 phototubes as single photon detectors. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment, 790, pp. 28-41. (doi:10.1016/j.nima.2015.03.068)

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Abstract

We have investigated the response of a significant sample of Hamamatsu H8500 MultiAnode PhotoMultiplier Tubes (MAPMTs) as single photon detectors, in view of their use in a ring imaging Cherenkov counter for the CLAS12 spectrometer at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. For this, a laser working at 407.2 nm wavelength was employed. The sample is divided equally into standard window type, with a spectral response in the visible light region, and UV-enhanced window type MAPMTs. The studies confirm the suitability of these MAPMTs for single photon detection in such a Cherenkov imaging application.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Montgomery, Dr Rachel
Authors: Montgomery, R.A., Hoek, M., Lucherini, V., Mirazita, M., Orlandi, A., Anefalos Pereira, S., Pisano, S., Rossi, P., Viticchiè, A., and Witchger, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0168-9002
ISSN (Online):1872-9576
Published Online:09 April 2015

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