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22 October 1993 Status of high-rate low-occupancy scintillating fiber charged-particle tracking
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Issues necessary for good charged particle tracking in a solenoidal magnetic field are discussed. The advantages to high energy physics experiments of using a tracking detector made using scintillating fibers are presented. Upon passage of a charged particle through a fiber, light is emitted. For a fraction of the photons, the fiber acts like a wave guide, transmitting the photons to a transducer outside the active detection region. The design uses scintillating fibers of approximately 1 mm diameter and is highly segmented as well as capable of very high data rates. Systems with up to 106 channels are simple in design so that `industrialization' can easily be accomplished. Results from the production of prototypes are presented.
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David Koltick "Status of high-rate low-occupancy scintillating fiber charged-particle tracking", Proc. SPIE 2007, Scintillating Fiber Technology and Applications, (22 October 1993);

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