Laser calibration system for time of flight scintillator arrays

A. Denniston, E. P. Segarra, M. Olivenboim, A. Nambrath, A. Schmidt, A. Beck, R. Cruz-Torres, F. Hauenstein, A. Hrnjic, T. Kutz, S. May-Tal Beck, J. R. Pybus, P. Toledo, O. Hen, L. B. Weinstein, E. Piasetzky, I. Korover

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Abstract

A laser calibration system was developed for monitoring and calibrating time of flight (TOF) scintillating detector arrays. The system includes setups for both small- and large-scale scintillator arrays. Following test-bench characterization, the laser system was recently commissioned in experimental Hall B at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility for use on the new Backward Angle Neutron Detector (BAND) scintillator array. The system successfully provided time walk corrections, absolute time calibration, and TOF drift correction for the scintillators in BAND. This showcases the general applicability of the system for use on high-precision TOF detectors.

Keywords

  • Calibration
  • Laser system
  • Neutron detector
  • Scintillator
  • TOF

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