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Stripline Microchannel Plate Image Intensifier Tubes (MCPTS) For Nanosecond Optical Gating Applications
Author(s): George J. Yates; Steven A. Jaramillo; Paul Zagarino; Matt Thomas
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Paper Abstract

Shuttering characteristics of low impedance stripline geometry microchannel plate image intensifier tubes (MCPTs) with 50% transmissive nickel undercoated S-20 photocathodes are discussed. Iris-free shutter sequences with 50 to 75 micron resolution at optical gate times of 500ps to 2ns were measured for typical samples from two manufacturers. Shutter sequences clearly showing gate pulse propagation velocities for this MCPT design when externally driven by impedance matched circuitry are contrasted with non-directional sequences obtained from unmatched coupling of the gate pulse.

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Date Published: 8 December 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0693, High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics IV, (8 December 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.936723
Show Author Affiliations
George J. Yates, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
Steven A. Jaramillo, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
Paul Zagarino, EG&G (United States)
Matt Thomas, EG&G (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0693:
High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics IV
Bernard G. Ponseggi, Editor(s)

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