Experimental investigation of optical transition radiation in amorphous quartz

A. R. Mkrtchyan, A. H. Mkrtchyan, Vagan Rashidovich Kocharyan, A. E. Movsisyan, A. H. Aslanian, Z. G. Amirkhanyan, A. P. Potylitsyn, A. S. Gogoliev, V. Bespalov

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Optical transition radiation (OTR) in amorphous quartz is investigated experimentally for electrons with energies 7.5 MeV. It is shown that the Cherenkov radiation and OTR can be separated at specific conditions. The linear polarization of OTR is investigated and it is shown that the polarization is radial. The results of measurements for the spectral distribution of OTR have shown the maximum intensity of radiation at the wavelengths in the range 320-500 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-273
Number of pages5
JournalNuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica C
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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