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Phosphor behavior in high-speed gated image tubes
Author(s): William E. Flynt
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Paper Abstract

As applications are forthcoing in gated image intensifier tubes the selection of the output screens phosphor or these uses becomes less routne The c!assc P-20 green phosphor has some peculiarities that niust be reckoned with in nonCW modes such as a long-term decay tail and a rather slow rise time, At the other extreme is the rare-earth P-6 also green and its cousin, the P-47 (blue), with rise and fail times in the nanosecond range Ethciencies are ower..only about 20% ot the P-20's but. this can usually be compensated by increasing overall gain by other means The integrating time of the ultimate readout device (often CCL's, ton example) may determine the most approprIate phoerhor Data will be presented to aid the systen designer in selecting a phosphor

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1243, Electron Image Tubes and Image Intensifiers, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19468
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William E. Flynt, Varo, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1243:
Electron Image Tubes and Image Intensifiers
Illes P. Csorba, Editor(s)

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