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Multi-Anode Microchannel Arrays
Author(s): J. Gethyn Timothy; George H. Mount; Richard L. Bybee
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Paper Abstract

The Multi-Anode Microchannel Arrays (MAMAis) are a family of photoelectric, photon-counting array detectors being developed for use in instruments on both ground-baased and space-borne telescopes. These detectors combine high sensitivity and photometric stability with a high-resolution imaging capability. MAMA detectors can se operated in a windowless configuration at extreme-ultraviolet and soft x-ray wavelengths or in a sealed configuration at ultraviolet and visible wavelengths. Prototype MAMA detectors with up to 512 x 512 pixels are now being tested in the laboratory and telescope operation of a simple (10 x 10)-pixel visible-light detector has been initiated. The construction and modes-of-operation of the MAMA detectors are briefly described and performance data are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 1980
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0190, Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979, (13 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.957772
Show Author Affiliations
J. Gethyn Timothy, University of Colorado (United States)
George H. Mount, University of Colorado (United States)
Richard L. Bybee, Ball Aerospace Systems Division (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0190:
Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979
Donald H. Liebenberg, Editor(s)

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