The magnetic distortion calibration system of the LHCb RICH1 detector

A. Borgia, W. Cameron, A. Contu, C. D'Ambrosio, C. Frei, N. Harnew, M. John, G. Lefeuvre, R. Mountain, S. Stone, D. Websdale, F. Xing

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The LHCb RICH1 detector uses hybrid photon detectors (HPDs) as its optical sensors. A calibration system has been constructed to provide corrections for distortions that are primarily due to external magnetic fields. We describe here the system design, construction, operation and performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-52
Number of pages9
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Calibration
  • Hybrid photon detector
  • LHCb
  • Magnetic distortion
  • Ring imaging Cherenkov (RICH)
  • detector

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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