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Detailed measurements and shaping of gate profiles for microchannel-plate-based x-ray framing cameras
Author(s): Otto L. Landen; Amber C. Abare; Bruce A. Hammel; Perry M. Bell; David K. Bradley
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Paper Abstract

Large dynamic range (> 1000) measurements of gain profiles for gated microchannel plates are presented. Temporal profiles are reconstructed for any point on the microstrip transmission line from data acquired over many shots with variable delay. No evidence for significant pulse distortion by voltage reflections at the ends of the microstrip is observed. The measured profiles compare well to predictions by a time-dependent discrete dynode model down to the 1% level. The calculations do overestimate the contrast further into the temporal wings. The role of electron transit time dispersion in limiting the minimum achievable gate duration is then investigated by using variable duration flattop gating pulses. A minimum gate duration of 50 ps is achieved with flattop gating, consistent with a fractional transit time spread of approximately equals 15%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2273, Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics '94, (14 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.189033
Show Author Affiliations
Otto L. Landen, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Amber C. Abare, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Bruce A. Hammel, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Perry M. Bell, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
David K. Bradley, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2273:
Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics '94
George A. Kyrala; Donald R. Snyder, Editor(s)

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