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Thin film phosphor screens on fiber optic faceplates
Author(s): Peter K. Soltani; Daniel T. Brower; George M. Storti
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Paper Abstract

Cathodoluminescent phosphor screens are commonly used in display devices such as CRT's and image intensifiers. Conventional methods of fabricating such screens involve the physical deposition of phosphor powder on an appropriate substrate, such as clear glass. In addition, high resolution display devices are now utilizing thin powder layers on fiber optic faceplates, greatly enhancing their resolution capabilities. At present, a typical resolution achievable with powder screens on fiber optic faceplates is approximately 50 lp/mm, or about 10 X 10 micron pixel size, and is primarily limited by the faceplate resolution. However, as the ultimate resolution of fiber optic faceplates is improved (i.e., as the fiber diameters are reduced), phosphor powder particle size and thickness will also have to be reduced to maintain high overall screen resolution. For example, in order to achieve a 1 micron resolution, a phosphor screen 1 micron thick would be required with 1 micron diameter or less particle size. However, it is not likely that current screen manufacturing technologies can readily achieve the desired particle size, thickness, and uniformity requirements to further improve resolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1243, Electron Image Tubes and Image Intensifiers, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19471
Show Author Affiliations
Peter K. Soltani, Quantex Corp. (United States)
Daniel T. Brower, Quantex Corp. (United States)
George M. Storti, Quantex Corp. (United States)

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

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