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Electron-bombarded CCD image sensor with novel permanent magnet focusing
Author(s): John L. Lowrance; Stephen R. Smith; H. Leupold; Ernest Potenziani
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses a magnetically focused electron bombarded CCD type ultraviolet image sensor, employing an opaque substrate photocathode. The novel feature, reported in this paper, is the unique light weight permanent magnet structure employed in the electron optics to generate a uniform focus field. The approximately 200 Gauss magnetic field of this 'PXL' prototype is relatively uniform over a considerable region. The weight is only 5 kg, compared to 14 kg for permanent magnet structures of conventional design having comparable field strength and uniformity over equivalent volume. The light weight and low volume of this type of magnet assembly makes it especially attractive for space applications where size and weight are critical design factors. The paper will present experimental data showing the spatial resolution achieved with this new magnet assembly when employed in imaging photoelectrons from an opaque substrate photocathode onto an electron bombarded CCD.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3355, Optical Astronomical Instrumentation, (9 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316836
Show Author Affiliations
John L. Lowrance, Princeton Scientific Instruments, Inc. (United States)
Stephen R. Smith, Princeton Scientific Instruments, Inc. (United States)
H. Leupold, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Ernest Potenziani, U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3355:
Optical Astronomical Instrumentation
Sandro D'Odorico, Editor(s)

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