Beam Telescopes

The DURANTA telescope installed in area TB22 at DESY II test beam

Mimosa26 board in aluminum housing (telescope plane)

Lycoris mounted in the PCMAG together with AZALEA pixel telescope

Lycoris sensor with mounted KPiX ASIC

One of the most important test beam equipment is a telescope for particle tracking. Beam telescopes allow to investigate future particle detection sensors (DUT = Device Under Test). At DESY, the telescope crew provides dedicated support for the installed beam telescopes and is actively working on the development of new beam telescopes and the connected DAQ and reconstruction software as well as on R&D for novel silicon sensors.

EUDET-type Beam Telescopes

At DESY, EUDET-type pixel beam telescopes are available as high-precision tracking tool for detector development. This type of beam telescope originated from a EUDET project using Mimosa26 sensors and replicas of this pixel telescope are as well operated at CERN, SLAC and ELSA (U Bonn).

These telescopes provide a high-precision beam tracking (~ 2 μm), a sufficient event rate (~ 2 kHz rate at 10 kHz beam rate) and an easy integration capability of DUTs. Operated by the EUDAQ and EUDAQ2 framework (DAQ software) and analysed with the legacy EUTelescope or state-of-the-art Correyvreckan offline reconstruction software, the telescopes offer the whole infrastructure for detector development from measurement to results.

Lycoris: A Large Area Beam Telescope

The Lycoris telescope is a new detector developed inside the AIDA-2020 programme for the DESY II Test Beam Facility. It was designed to fit together with large devices-under-test in the 1 T PCMAG solenoid. The project requirements such as the large active area, high precision and strong spatial constraints make commonly used strip and pixel sensors unusable as sensors for the Lycoris telescope.

The telescope is therefore based on a hybrid silicon strip sensor developed for the ILC. This sensor has a thickness of 320 µm and a pitch of 25 µm and the system includes an integrated power-pulsed readout via the KPiX ASIC. The sensor is shown to achieve a single point resolution of 7 µm with an average noise level within the sensor of 1250 electrons. This results in an average signal over noise ratio of 15 and an efficiency of around 97 %.

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