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Production And Testing Of Microchannel Plate Intensifier
Author(s): P. D. Read; J. R. Powell; I. G. van Breda; A. Lyons; N R. Ridley
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Paper Abstract

As part of a collaborative project to develop a high gain microchannel plate (MCP) intensifier for large area photon counting detectors, a detailed study has been carried out on a prototype device. A calibrated absolute faint light source has been used for the DQE measurements, and direct comparison has been made with a number of photomultiplier tubes. As a result of this work it became apparent that an advanced production chamber would be required to make it possible to introduce modifications readily into the design, and to improve quality control during manufacture. Such a chamber has recently been commissioned. A proposal is discussed for a design of intensifier using a combination of curved and straight channelled MCPs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1986
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0627, Instrumentation in Astronomy VI, (13 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.968142
Show Author Affiliations
P. D. Read, Royal Greenwich Observatory (United Kingdom)
J. R. Powell, Royal Greenwich Observatory (United Kingdom)
I. G. van Breda, Royal Greenwich Observatory (United Kingdom)
A. Lyons, Instrument Technology Ltd (United Kingdom)
N R. Ridley, Instrument Technology Ltd (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0627:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VI
David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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