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Low-noise-figure microchannel plate optimized for Gen III image intensification systems
Author(s): Bruce N. Laprade; Scott T. Reinhart; Maureen Wheeler
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Paper Abstract

A new type of microchannel plate (MCP) is described which has been optimized for use in generation II and generation III image intensifier tubes. The results of a program focused on improving the SNRs of these generations of image intensification tubes through the optimization of the microchannel plate are presented. The effects of open area ratio (OAR), funneling, secondary emission coefficients, first strike conversion efficiency, gain, enhancement coatings, aging, and filming are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1243, Electron Image Tubes and Image Intensifiers, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19476
Show Author Affiliations
Bruce N. Laprade, Galileo Electro-Optics Corp. (United States)
Scott T. Reinhart, Galileo Electro-Optics Corp. (United States)
Maureen Wheeler, Galileo Electro-Optics Corp. (United States)

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

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