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Fractal multifiber microchannel plates
Author(s): Lee M. Cook; W. Bruce Feller; Almus T. Kenter; John H. Chappell
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Paper Abstract

The application of fractal tiling theory has been shown to produce fiber array devices with a very high degree of order [1 Previous work has concentrated on optical waveguide arrays (i. e. fiberoptic faceplates). In this study we review the construction and performance of microchannel plates (MCPs) made using fractal tiling methods. MCPs with 40 mm active areas having nearperfect channel ordering were produced. These plates demonstrated electrical performance characteristics equivalent to conventionally constructed MCPs. To the best of our knowledge these are the first MCPs which have a sufficiently high degree of order to permit single channel addressability. Potential applications for these devices and the prospects for further development will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1655, Electron Tubes and Image Intensifiers, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60335
Show Author Affiliations
Lee M. Cook, Galileo Electro-Optics Corp. (United States)
W. Bruce Feller, Galileo Electro-Optics Corp. (United States)
Almus T. Kenter, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
John H. Chappell, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1655:
Electron Tubes and Image Intensifiers
C. Bruce Johnson; Bruce N. Laprade, Editor(s)

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