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Versatile high-resolution imaging detector system for use in x-ray, EUV, and visible wavelength regions
Author(s): Peter David Read; Martin K. Carter; Barry J. Kent; Bruce Miles Swinyard; B. E. Patchett; R. Michael Redfern; Andrew Shearer; Ian G. van Breda
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Paper Abstract

The Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Photon Counting Detector (RALPCD) is a highly adaptable intensified imaging system with applications in the x-ray, EUV and visible wavelength regions. The detector comprises commercially available high gain microchannel plate intensifiers fiber optically coupled to CID or CCD cameras, to form a modular detector arrangement. Frames of data from the cameras are detected and centroided in a transputer parallel processor array where correction algorithms using look up tables are used to produce pattern free images at high resolution. Data from the applications are used to illustrate the performance and future advances are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2551, Photoelectronic Detectors, Cameras, and Systems, (8 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218633
Show Author Affiliations
Peter David Read, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Martin K. Carter, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Barry J. Kent, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Bruce Miles Swinyard, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
B. E. Patchett, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
R. Michael Redfern, Univ. College/Galway (Ireland)
Andrew Shearer, Univ. College/Galway (Ireland)
Ian G. van Breda, Univ. of Sussex (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2551:
Photoelectronic Detectors, Cameras, and Systems
C. Bruce Johnson; Ervin J. Fenyves, Editor(s)

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