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Theoretical comparison between image intensifier tubes using EBCCD and phosphor readout
Author(s): Nathan Eric Howard
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses issues pertaining to the use of Electron Bombarded Charge Coupled Devices (EBCCDs) as readout structures for image intensifiers. Theoretical models are presented that form the basis for comparison of image tubes using EBCCDs and those using phosphor screens in terms of several figures of merit including: collection efficiency, signal to noise ratio, dynamic range, and spatial resolution. Some discussion is included with regards to the current state of EBCCD production and difficulties in realizing all of the benefits that EBCCD readout structures could provide.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2549, Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics '95, (1 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218316
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Nathan Eric Howard, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2549:
Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics '95
George A. Kyrala; Donald R. Snyder, Editor(s)

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