The Pixel Luminosity Telescope: a detector for luminosity measurement at CMS using silicon pixel sensors

CMS BRIL Collaboration

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

The Pixel Luminosity Telescope is a silicon pixel detector dedicated to luminosity measurement at the CMS experiment at the LHC. It is located approximately 1.75 m from the interaction point and arranged into 16 “telescopes”, with eight telescopes installed around the beam pipe at either end of the detector and each telescope composed of three individual silicon sensor planes. The per-bunch instantaneous luminosity is measured by counting events where all three planes in the telescope register a hit, using a special readout at the full LHC bunch-crossing rate of 40 MHz. The full pixel information is read out at a lower rate and can be used to determine calibrations, corrections, and systematic uncertainties for the online and offline measurements. This paper details the commissioning, operational history, and performance of the detector during Run 2 (2015–18) of the LHC, as well as preparations for Run 3, which will begin in 2022.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number673
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume83
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The Pixel Luminosity Telescope: a detector for luminosity measurement at CMS using silicon pixel sensors'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this