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Two MCPs gated in cascade for picosecond framing photography
Author(s): Zenghu Chang
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Paper Abstract

It is shown in this paper that if two microchannel plates are used in chevron configuration and are gated one by one by ultrashort electric pulses, the exposure time can be reduced considerably compare to that of one MCP due to the superposition of the gain narrowing effects of the two stages gating. Another advantage of this method is that the signal to noise ratio can be improved because of the increase of gain and reduction of hard X-ray induced background.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2513, 21st International Congress on: High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (30 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209590
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Zenghu Chang, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2513:
21st International Congress on: High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Ung Kim; Joon-Sung Chang; Seung-Han Park, Editor(s)

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