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Exceptionally large area photodetection
Author(s): Jon Howorth; Nigel Hay; B. A. Cant; M. A. Monastyrskiy; D. E. Greenfield; Charles L. Joseph
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Paper Abstract

High-energy physics experiments sometimes require exceptionally large areas of photo detection. In many of these cases, low noise and fast response make a photoelectric tube such as a photomultiplier the detector of choice. Hexagonal photomultipliers have been made for a number of years to meet these requirements. This paper describes the design and development of hexagonal image tubes to fulfill the need for improved spatial resolution combined with the ability to closely pack detectors over a large working area.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7212, Optical Components and Materials VI, 72120Z (7 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.808793
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Jon Howorth, Photek Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Nigel Hay, Photek Ltd. (United Kingdom)
B. A. Cant, Photek Ltd. (United Kingdom)
M. A. Monastyrskiy, A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute (Russian Federation)
D. E. Greenfield, A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute (Russian Federation)
Charles L. Joseph, Rutgers Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7212:
Optical Components and Materials VI
Shibin Jiang; Michel J. F. Digonnet; John W. Glesener; J. Christopher Dries, Editor(s)

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