Setup of a photomultiplier tube test bench for LHAASO-KM2A
Chinese Physics C, High Energy Physics & Nuclear Physics
To fulfill the requirements for testing the photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) of the electromagnetic detec- tor at the Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO), a multi-functional PMT test bench with a two dimensional scanning system has been developed. With this 2D scanning system, 16 PMTs can be scanned simultaneously for characteristics tests, including uniformity, cathode transit time difference, single photo-electron spectrum, gain vs. high voltage, linear behavior and dark noise.
... programmable hardware and intelligent software of the test bench make it convenient to use and provide reliable results. The test methods are described in detail and primary results are presented.