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Research of ion feedback-induced noise of micro-channel plate
Author(s): Dan Li; Yufeng Zhu; Ni Zhang; Jing Nie; Fan Zhang; Taimin Zhang; Shilong Li; Xiaojian Liu; Zhaolu Liu
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Paper Abstract

Rb+, Cs+ and other alkali metal ions in the Micro-channel Plate(MCP)channel, under the action of an electric field, leave out of the channel wall of MCP, and accelerate to input surface of channel along the opposite direction of the electric field to form ion feedback-induced noise. The feedback ions will cause great harms, it will bombard the cathode surface, resulting in decreased cathode sensitivity, reducing tube life, so you must take measures to reduce ion feedback-induced noise. This paper analyzes how to reduce ion feedback-induced noise from five aspects of the MCP materials, etching, annealing in hydrogen, high-temperature baking and electron scrubbing. Through the utilization of mixed alkali effect of suppressing mutual diffusion and decreasing internal network cavity to improve structure of MCP glass wall, the diffusion coefficient of each ion is reduced; the content of Al2O3 is reduced to reduce the Na+, K+ diffusion losses; etching process is optimized, except for the acid corrosion, the alkali corrosion, special acid etching and vacuum baking process are used; annealing in hydrogen technology is also optimized, the time of annealing in hydrogen was chosen on 270 ~ 350 minutes; and the vacuum baking and electron scrubbing are handled before manufacturing. By the above methods the ion feedback-induced noise is reduced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 September 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9284, 7th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Optoelectronics Materials and Devices for Sensing and Imaging, 928417 (2 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2069729
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Dan Li, Science and Technology on Low-Light-Level Night Vision Lab. (China)
North Night Vision Technology Group Co., Ltd. (China)
Yufeng Zhu, Science and Technology on Low-Light-Level Night Vision Lab. (China)
North Night Vision Technology Group Co., Ltd. (China)
Ni Zhang, Science and Technology on Low-Light-Level Night Vision Lab. (China)
North Night Vision Technology Group Co., Ltd. (China)
Jing Nie, Science and Technology on Low-Light-Level Night Vision Lab. (China)
North Night Vision Technology Group Co., Ltd. (China)
Fan Zhang, Science and Technology on Low-Light-Level Night Vision Lab. (China)
North Night Vision Technology Group Co., Ltd. (China)
Taimin Zhang, Science and Technology on Low-Light-Level Night Vision Lab. (China)
North Night Vision Technology Group Co., Ltd. (China)
Shilong Li, Science and Technology on Low-Light-Level Night Vision Lab. (China)
North Night Vision Technology Group Co., Ltd. (China)
Xiaojian Liu, Science and Technology on Low-Light-Level Night Vision Lab. (China)
North Night Vision Technology Group Co., Ltd. (China)
Zhaolu Liu, Science and Technology on Low-Light-Level Night Vision Lab. (China)
North Night Vision Technology Group Co., Ltd. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9284:
7th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Optoelectronics Materials and Devices for Sensing and Imaging
Yadong Jiang; Junsheng Yu; Bernard Kippelen, Editor(s)

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