One Year of FOS Measurements in CMS Experiment at CERN

Zoltán Szillási, Salvatore Buontempo, Noémi Béni, Giovanni Breglio, Andrea Cusano, Armando Laudati, Michele Giordano, Andrea Saccomanno, Dmitry Druzhkin, Andromachi Tsirou

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Results are presented on the activity carried out by our research group, in collaboration with the SME Optosmart s.r.l. (an Italian spin-off company), on the application of Fiber Optic Sensor (FOS) techniques to monitor high-energy physics (HEP) detectors. Assuming that Fiber Bragg Grating sensors (FBGs) radiation hardness has been deeply studied for other field of application, we have applied the FBG technology to the HEP research domain. We present here the experimental evidences of the solid possibility to use such a class of sensors also in HEP detector very complex environmental side conditions. In particular we present more than one year data results of FBG measurements in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment set up at the CERN, where we have monitored temperatures (within CMS core) and strains in different locations by using FBG sensors during the detector operation with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) collisions and high magnetic field. FOS data and FOS readout system stability and reliability is demonstrated, with continuous 24/24 h 7/7d data taking under severe and complex side conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-84
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Procedia
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012
Event2nd International Conference on Technology and Instrumentation in Particle Physics, TIPP 2011 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Jun 9 2011Jun 14 2011



  • CERN
  • Compact Muon Solenid (CMS)
  • Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG)
  • High Energy Physics
  • Large Hadron Collider

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Szillási, Z., Buontempo, S., Béni, N., Breglio, G., Cusano, A., Laudati, A., Giordano, M., Saccomanno, A., Druzhkin, D., & Tsirou, A. (2012). One Year of FOS Measurements in CMS Experiment at CERN. Physics Procedia, 37, 79-84.