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Au-coated MCP photo-detector and its energy spectrum response
Author(s): Zheng Yuan; Tao Chen; Yunfeng Li
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Paper Abstract

Micro-channel Plate (MCP), which can be served as electron multiplier achieved by the surface of micro-pores that has some electrical conductivity and performs well in producing secondary electrons, is a fiberglass plate made of silicate glass containing oxide of lead, bismuth and otherwise. Once coated with cathode film both sides, MCP is capable of responding to ultraviolet (UV) of several eV and x-ray of several keV. When gold is applied as photocathode, it has good stability of emission, photoelectric emission character would not be changed even though exposed in the air several times, and the photoelectric current density distributes uniformly. This article introduces a special photo-detector, which employs MCP as dielectric substrate, and evaporates a layer of thin Au on the front surface acted as the photocathode and input electrode, while a layer of general electrode on the back surface. In addition, an electron receiver is also needed to structure the photo-detector. Energy spectrum response at ultraviolet band of this Au coated MCP photo-detector was measured through measuring the response current of the detector between 200~340 nm (3.66~6.22 eV) directly. The selective photoemission of Au has been found, which had been found only for alkali metals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7658, 5th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Optoelectronic Materials and Devices for Detector, Imager, Display, and Energy Conversion Technology, 765850 (28 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.865972
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Zheng Yuan, Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Tao Chen, Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Yunfeng Li, Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Chongqing Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7658:
5th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Optoelectronic Materials and Devices for Detector, Imager, Display, and Energy Conversion Technology
Yadong Jiang; Bernard Kippelen; Junsheng Yu, Editor(s)

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