Polarization as a Tool in Calorimetry

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The signals from a high-Z scintillating crystal (BSO) are studied to characterize Cherenkov light polarization and to measure the longitudinal polarization profile of Cherenkov light in electromagnetic showers. The scintillation and Cherenkov lights can be separated by making use of the fact that the latter is polarized in the context of dual-readout calorimetry. In addition, this unique characteristic of Cherenkov light opens up a new set of possibilities that range from high-energy calorimetry to atmospheric air showers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-339
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Procedia
StatePublished - 2012
Event2nd International Conference on Technology and Instrumentation in Particle Physics, TIPP 2011 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Jun 9 2011Jun 14 2011


  • Air showers
  • Calorimetry
  • Cherenkov
  • Polarization


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