The Central laser facility at the Pierre Auger Observatory [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 2005. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- 4 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The Central Laser Facility is located near the middle of the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina. It features a UV laser and optics that direct a beam of calibrated pulsed light into the sky. Light scattered from this beam produces tracks in the Auger optical detectors which normally record nitrogen fluorescence tracks from cosmic ray air showers. The Central Laser Facility provides a ''test beam'' to investigate properties of the atmosphere and the fluorescence detectors. The laser can send light via optical fiber simultaneously to the nearest surface detector tank for hybrid timing analyses. We describe the facility and show some examples of its many uses.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 07/01/2005., "fermilab-conf-05-291-e-td", "arXiv eprint number astro-ph/0507334", To appear in the proceedings of 29th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC 2005), Pune, India, 3-11 Aug 2005., and Roberts, M.; Matthews, J.A.J.; Arqueros, F.; Mostafa, M.; Facal, P.; Guarino, F.; Sommers, P.; Malek, M.; Covault, C.; Fick, B.; Bellido, J.; Meyhandan, R.; D'Urso, D.; Travnicek, P.; Verzi, V.; Wiencke, Lawrence; Di Giulio, C.; Monasor, M.; Petrinca, P.; Valore, L.
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