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Dual microchannel plate module for a gated monochromatic x-ray imager
Author(s): John A. Oertel; Tom Archuleta; C. Glen Peterson; Frederic J. Marshall
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Paper Abstract

Development and testing of a dual microchannel plate (MCP) module to be used in the national Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) program has recently been completed. The MCP module is a key component of a new monochromatic x-ray imaging diagnostic which is designed around a 4 channel Kirkpatrick-Baez microscope and diffraction crystals and is located at University of Rochester's Omega laser system. The MCP module has two separate MCP regions with centers spaced 53 mm apart. Each region contains a 25 mm MCP proximity focused to a P-11 phosphor coated fiberoptic faceplate. The two L/D equals 40, MCPs have a 10.2 mm wide, 8 ohm stripline constructed of 500 nm copper over-coated with 100 nm gold. A 4 kV, 150 ps electrical pulse provides an optical gatewidth of 80 ps and spatial resolution has been measured at 20 lp/mm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1997
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2869, 22nd International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (28 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.273475
Show Author Affiliations
John A. Oertel, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Tom Archuleta, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
C. Glen Peterson, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Frederic J. Marshall, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2869:
22nd International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Dennis L. Paisley; ALan M. Frank, Editor(s)

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