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Stability of quantum efficiency and visible light rejection of alkali halide photocathodes
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Paper Abstract

We have studied the UV sensitivity degradation of CsI and KBr thin films under UV illumination and the stability of their visible light rejection for CsI and KBr opaque photocathodes evaporated on microchannel plates. For both materials the greatest degradation of the relative quantum detection efficiency was observed near the photocathode sensitivity cut off, while there was almost no change in their EUV response. The aging of the photocathodes is likely to be independent of the angle of radiation incidence. Of the two materials the CsI films appeared to be more solar blind and less subject to visible sensitivity activation by UV exposure.

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Date Published: 28 July 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4013, UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, (28 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.394023
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Anton S. Tremsin, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4013:
UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments
James B. Breckinridge; Peter Jakobsen, Editor(s)

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