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Microchannel plate assembly for the discrete Fourier transform
Author(s): Robert Y. Levine; Mohamed C. Zatet
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Paper Abstract

An assembly consisting of a deposited meander pattern, sinusoidal mask, and microchannel plate is proposed as an electrooptic device to perform one dimensional Fourier analysis. The sinusoidal mask is shown to modulate a biasing voltage pulse as it traverses the meander pattern. In this paper the MCP gain and signal-to-noise models are combined with signal sampling criteria to obtain constraints on the assembly dimensions and biasing voltages. It is shown that a 0.5 mm square meander, coupled with mask wavelengths of order 10 mm, is sufficient to measure about 10 Fourier components of a 400 psec pulse with peak voltage of order 10 V.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1347, Optical Information Processing Systems and Architectures II, (27 December 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23450
Show Author Affiliations
Robert Y. Levine, Lincoln Lab./MIT (United States)
Mohamed C. Zatet, Suffolk Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1347:
Optical Information Processing Systems and Architectures II
Bahram Javidi, Editor(s)

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