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Low Temperature Multi-Alkali Photocathode Processing Technique For Sealed Intensified CCD Tubes
Author(s): D. L. Doliber; E. E. Dozier; E. A. Beaver; R. G. Hier; H. Wenzel
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Paper Abstract

We have developed an intensified charge-coupled device (CCD) bialkali photocathode image tube, based on the incorporation of a thinned backside-illuminated CCD as the target anode of a Hubble Space Telescope design Digicon tube. The delicate construction of the CCD target required development of a special low temperature (<230°C) processing schedule. The technique required to desorb all gasses, process a visual photocathode with adequate quantum efficiency and still remain within the time/temperature constraints dictated by the CCD is somewhat different than that employed for the typical multi-alkali photocathode tube fabrication. These techniques may be applicable to other types of complex design tubes where processing at >350°C is not possible. We discuss the specific approach we followed in developing this tube.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1989
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1158, Ultraviolet Technology III, (28 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962550
Show Author Affiliations
D. L. Doliber, Science Applications International Corporation (United States)
E. E. Dozier, Science Applications International Corporation (United States)
E. A. Beaver, University of California (United States)
R. G. Hier, University of California (United States)
H. Wenzel, EGG Energy Measurements (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1158:
Ultraviolet Technology III
Robert E. Huffman, Editor(s)

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