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The Pyroelectric Vidicon; Ten Years On
Author(s): D. Burgess; R. Nixon; J. Ritchie
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Paper Abstract

Although the pyroelectric vidicon infrared sensitive television camera has been available for over a decade, development of the tubes and cameras did not cease with the demonstration of the first imagery. This paper describes firstly the progress which has been made in the UK towards a higher performance vidicon tube, and secondly the improvements to cameras which were necessary in order to obtain the optimum performance from the tubes. Operation of the cameras in a number of situations will be described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 1986
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0685, Infrared Technology XII, (10 December 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.936501
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D. Burgess, Royal Signals and Radar Establishment (United Kingdom)
R. Nixon, English Electric Valve Company (United Kingdom)
J. Ritchie, English Electric Valve Company (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0685:
Infrared Technology XII
Richard A. Mollicone; Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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