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UV-sensitive microchannel plate photomultiplier tube using multilayer ceramic body technology
Author(s): C. Bruce Johnson; K. D. Wheeler; Mike J. Iosue
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Paper Abstract

Microchannel plate (MCP) photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) have been used extensively for many years. Early single anode and multianode MCP/PMTs were described by Boutot & Pietri and Catchpole & Johnson, respectively. Some recent advances that are being made are described in this paper. Compact and rugged PMTs are becoming increasingly important as electro- optical sensors for land and airborne tactical military systems. They have the ability to detect individual photons over a broad spectral range, from the UV to the near-IR regions. A multianode MCP/PMT has been developed with a 10 X 10 array of parallel signal readout PMT channels built into a single vacuum envelope. The design of a new type of multilayer ceramic body with an integral anode feedthrough assembly is described. This new PMT design achieves greater than 15% detection efficiency at 254 nm input irradiation with more than six decades of dynamic range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2282, Ultraviolet Technology V, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.186604
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C. Bruce Johnson, Litton Electron Devices Div. (United States)
K. D. Wheeler, Litton Electron Devices Div. (United States)
Mike J. Iosue, Litton Electron Devices Div. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2282:
Ultraviolet Technology V
Robert E. Huffman; Christos G. Stergis, Editor(s)

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