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Recent improvements in photomultipliers and read-out systems
Author(s): J. Howorth; I. Cox; J. Milnes; G. Jones
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews recent European developments in imaging photomultiplier technology. Photocathode technology is well established and has been optimised for a variety of applications; for example, the multi alkali cathode has deep UV response optimised for Cerenkov detectors in particle physics and also for use in UV laser inspection systems. Telluride based cathodes have been substantially improved for both astronomical and solar blind imaging systems. Recent developments have significantly advanced the time resolution limits of MCP based photomultipliers; this is of particular importance for applications in nuclear physics. The same technology is driving multi-pixel photomultiplier developments for biological applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7780, Detectors and Imaging Devices: Infrared, Focal Plane, Single Photon, 77800X (18 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.861754
Show Author Affiliations
J. Howorth, Photek Ltd. (United Kingdom)
I. Cox, Photek Ltd. (United Kingdom)
J. Milnes, Photek Ltd. (United Kingdom)
G. Jones, Photek Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7780:
Detectors and Imaging Devices: Infrared, Focal Plane, Single Photon
Eustace L. Dereniak; Randolph E. Longshore; Manijeh Razeghi; John P. Hartke; Ashok K. Sood; Paul D. LeVan, Editor(s)

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