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Readout Techniques For Photon-Counting Microchannel Image Systems
Author(s): Michael Lampton
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Paper Abstract

During the past ten years, the microchannel plate has become widely adopted as the preferred photon counting detector for low light level image systems at X-ray, extreme ultra-violet, and far ultraviolet wavelengths, especially in space astronomy applications. Various readout methods have been developed by workers in these areas, including phosphor/video, phosphor and binary-mask encoder, direct discrete position encoder, direct analog amplitude position-encoder systems, and delay line encoders. Salient advantages and limitations of these techniques are discussed in the context of low light level applications in space astronomy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 April 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0868, Optoelectronic Technologies for Remote Sensing from Space, (13 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943594
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Michael Lampton, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0868:
Optoelectronic Technologies for Remote Sensing from Space
C. Stuart Bowyer; John S. Seeley, Editor(s)

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