Nuclear Techniques ›› 2017, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (5): 50401-050401.doi: 10.11889/j.0253-3219.2017.hjs.40.050401


Application of ICCD to the readout system for 3D imaging calorimeter

QUAN Zheng1,3, WANG Zhigang2, WANG Junjing1,3, DONG Yongwei1, BAI Yonglin4, BAO Tianwei1, LIU Xin1, LI Ran4, LI Yong4, WU Bobing1, WANG Ruijie1, WANG Le4, WANG Bo4, YAN Peng4, XU Ming1, ZHANG Li1   

  1. 1 Key Laboratory of Particle Astrophysics, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China;
    2 State Key Laboratory of Particle Detection and Electronics, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China;
    3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China;
    4 Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi'an 710119, China
  • Received:2017-01-20 Revised:2017-03-08 Online:2017-05-10 Published:2017-05-03
  • Contact: 10.11889/j.0253-3219.2017.hjs.40.050401
  • Supported by:

    Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.11305190)


Background: Compared with common 2D calorimeters, 3D imaging calorimeters have higher geometric acceptance and better background rejection performance for space particle physics experiments but they also have a large number of readout channels with more complicated electronics. The advantages of small size, low power consumption, low heat and high integration makes the image intensified charge-coupled device (ICCD) preferable to some traditional photoelectric devices like photomultiplier tube (PMT). Purpose:This study aims to investigate the feasibility of ICCD readout for a 3D imaging calorimeter. Methods: A 3D imaging calorimeter prototype with 250 channels and readout for an ICCD has been designed. Laser diodes were used as light sources to measure the linearity, light intensity resolution and crosstalk performance of the ICCD. The 10-GeV electron beam of the Super Proton Synchrotron at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN-SPS) was employed to measure the response of the calorimeter and reconstruct the calorimetry. Results: Experimental result of 10-GeV electron beam test shows the energy of incident particle can be reconstructed from ICCD image correctly. Conclusion: The performance of ICCD with appropriate readout electronics can meet the requirements for a 3D imaging calorimeter.

Key words: Light facula, Linearity, Crosstalk, Beam test, Energy reconstruction

CLC Number: 

  • TL99