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Performance characteristics of a 12-mm-active-diameter image tube
Author(s): C. Bruce Johnson; Norm D. Wodecki; Albert J. Lieber; Peter Karl Trost; David W. Doll
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Paper Abstract

A 12 mm active diameter proximity focused MCP image intensifier tube has been developed having a typical limiting resolution of 45 lp/mm, and a luminous gain of 1E4 fL/fc at 960 V, and a mass of 24 g. In produces about the same number of pixels in its active area as an 18 mm active diameter image tube having a limiting resolution of 32 lp/mm and a mass of 51 g. Its equivalent background input at 23 degree(s)C is essentially the same as an 18 mm tube; i.e., 2E-11 lm/cm2. This 12 mm tube is well suited for use in small and lightweight low light level direct-view systems and TV cameras.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1952, Surveillance Technologies and Imaging Components, (15 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161403
Show Author Affiliations
C. Bruce Johnson, Litton Electron Devices Div. (United States)
Norm D. Wodecki, Litton Electron Devices Div. (United States)
Albert J. Lieber, General Atomics, Inc. (United States)
Peter Karl Trost, General Atomics, Inc. (United States)
David W. Doll, General Atomics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1952:
Surveillance Technologies and Imaging Components
Sankaran Gowrinathan; C. Bruce Johnson; James F. Shanley, Editor(s)

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