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Dynamic range optimization in microchannel plates
Author(s): Bruce N. Laprade; Maureen Wheeler
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Paper Abstract

The increasing awareness of the full range of detection capabilities of the microchannel plate-based detectors has led to the use of these electron multipliers in an ever increasing range of applications. Recent advances in the state of the art (ultra-small pores and high-output technology) have led to significant increases in dynamic range. This paper focuses on the design considerations for the optimal dynamic range in microchannel plate detectors. Factors such as size, gain, temperature, pulse height resolution and background noise are considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1243, Electron Image Tubes and Image Intensifiers, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19473
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Bruce N. Laprade, Galileo Electro-Optics Corp. (United States)
Maureen Wheeler, Galileo Electro-Optics Corp. (United States)


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

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