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MCP image intensifier with improved DQE
Author(s): Robert J. Airey; Timothy J. Norton; Brian L. Morgan; John L. A. Fordham; David A. Bone; J. Ralph Powell
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Paper Abstract

The Microchannel-plate Intensified CCD (MIC) photon-counting detector system has been developed as a future replacement for a common user photon counting detector, the IPCS (Image Photon Counting System) on both the Isaac Newton and William Herschel telescopes at the La Palma Observatory and at the Anglo-Australian Observatory. These detectors previously incorporated EMI 4-stage cascade image intensifiers. This paper addresses the technological aspects of the design and optimization of very high gain MCP image intensifiers for such photon counting systems, and particularly the optimization of device detective quantum efficiency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1243, Electron Image Tubes and Image Intensifiers, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19474
Show Author Affiliations
Robert J. Airey, Imperial College of Science, Tech., and Medicine (United Kingdom)
Timothy J. Norton, Imperial College of Science, Tech. and Medicine (United States)
Brian L. Morgan, Imperial College of Science, Tech., and Medicine (United Kingdom)
John L. A. Fordham, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
David A. Bone, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
J. Ralph Powell, Instrument Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1243:
Electron Image Tubes and Image Intensifiers
Illes P. Csorba, Editor(s)

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