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Characterization Of New Focus Projection And Scan (Fps) Vidicons For Scientific Imaging Applications
Author(s): George J. Yates; Steven A. Jaramillo
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Paper Abstract

Several new photoconductors now commercially available as targets in Type 7803 Focus Projection and Scan (FPS) electrostatically focused vidicons have been characterized for use as radiometric sensors in transient illumination and single frame applications. These include Saticon (Se + As + Te), Newvicon (ZnSe), Pasecon (CdSe), and Plumbicon (PbO). Samples from several domestic and foreign manufacturers have been evaluated for photocon-ductive response time and responsivity at selected narrow wavelength bands, including 410 nm, 560 nm, and 822 nm. These data are compared with performance data from older target materials including Sb2S3 and silicon. The effect of bias lighting on sensitivity and transfer curve slopes for single-event pulsed light stimulas are presented. Dynamic range and saturation limits as functions of beam aperture, target voltage, and filament current are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 1988
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0832, High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics V, (4 February 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.942244
Show Author Affiliations
George J. Yates, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
Steven A. Jaramillo, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0832:
High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics V
Howard C. Johnson, Editor(s)

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