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Title: Pair Spectrometer for FACET-II
We present the design of a pair spectrometer for use at FACET-II, where there is a need for spectroscopy of photons having energies up to 10 GeV. Incoming gammas are converted to high-energy positron-electron pairs, which are then subsequently analyzed in a dipole magnet. These charged particles are then recorded in arrays of acrylic Cherenkov counters, which are significantly less sensitive to background x-rays than scintillator counters in this case. To reconstruct energies of single high-energy photons, the spectrometer has a sensitivity to single positron-electron pairs. Even in this single-photon limit, there is always some low-energy continuum present, so spectral deconvolution is not trivial, for which we demonstrate a maximum likelihood reconstruction. Finally, end-to-end simulations of experimental scenarios, together with anticipated backgrounds, are presented.
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Award ID(s):
2012549
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NSF-PAR ID:
10347083
Journal Name:
IPAC
ISSN:
2673-5490
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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