English
 
User Manual Privacy Policy Disclaimer Contact us
  Advanced SearchBrowse

Item

ITEM ACTIONSEXPORT

Released

Conference Paper

A Novel wavelength shifter foil for IceCube

MPS-Authors
/persons/resource/persons30938

Resconi,  E.
Elisa Resconi - Emmy Noether Junior Research Group, Junior Research Groups, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

/persons/resource/persons30584

Hermann,  G.
Division Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

/persons/resource/persons31005

Schönert,  S.
Division Prof. Dr. Manfred Lindner, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

Locator
There are no locators available
Fulltext (public)
There are no public fulltexts available
Supplementary Material (public)
There is no public supplementary material available
Citation

Resconi, E., Bertrand, D., Errando, M., Hermann, G., Nahmhauer, R., Schönert, S., et al. (n.d.). A Novel wavelength shifter foil for IceCube.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0011-8857-7
Abstract
The IceCube optical modules are composed of a photomultiplier tube encapsulated in a glass sphere. The encapsulating spectrum below this cut-off does not contribute to the signal production even if the medium in which these photons are generated is transparent down to 250 mm at least. This the collection efficiency ist not yet as high as desirable. We investigated the use of a wavelength shifter layer placed outside the lower hemisphere of the optical modules. The development of a novel wavelength shifter (WLS) has been motivated by the limitations of commercial available materials. In this paper, we report measurements of the improvement in light collection efficiency obtained with a wavelength shifter working in air and in water.