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Image intensifier for a scintillating optical fiber trajectory detector
Author(s): W. Robert Binns; Paul L. Hink; Edward Hugo Darlington; Jonathon R. Howorth; C. Bruce Johnson
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Paper Abstract

One important class of cosmic ray instrumentation utilizes a ruggedized photon-counting microchannel plate image intensifier tube in the prime detector assembly. This type of detector provides the necessary hodoscope imaging, utilizing scintillating optical fibers coupled to the image intensifier tube, as well as serving as a preamplifier for photodiodes that trigger event readouts. Image information in the active area of the image converter tube is read-out by a CCD camera which is fiberoptically coupled to it. This design is capable of providing position resolution to better than 130 micrometers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 1997
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3173, Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography and Image-based Motion Measurement, (12 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.294537
Show Author Affiliations
W. Robert Binns, Washington Univ. (United States)
Paul L. Hink, Washington Univ. (United States)
Edward Hugo Darlington, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Jonathon R. Howorth, Photek Ltd. (United Kingdom)
C. Bruce Johnson, Photek Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3173:
Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography and Image-based Motion Measurement
C. Bruce Johnson; Andrew Davidhazy; James S. Walton; Takeharu Goji Etoh; C. Bruce Johnson; Donald R. Snyder; James S. Walton, Editor(s)

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