6 July 1979 Laser Readout Of Electrostatic Images
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Proceedings Volume 0173, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VII; (1979) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957128
Event: Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VII, 1979, Toronto, Canada
An electrostatic radiographic receptor has been designed that allows the latent image resulting from an x-ray exposure to be reconstructed by means of a scanning laser beam. The receptor can be described as a duodielectric device making use of amorphous selenium as one of the dielectric components. The second dielectric component is a polyester sheet with a transparent gold coating on one side. Charges may be trapped at the surface of the selenium by placing an electric field across the structure while exposing it to light. A technique is described in which either subsequent polarity reversal or placing a short-circuit across the structure isolates these charges. Exposure to x-ray at this point selectively discharges the selenium surface, thus creating an electrostatic image. Further exposure of the system to a scanning light source produces a displacement current as the structure is totally discharged element by element. The resulting video signal is used to generate images of the charge pattern.
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Alfonso Zermeno, Thomas Kirby, Ronald Cowart, Lee Marsh, Poen Ong, "Laser Readout Of Electrostatic Images", Proc. SPIE 0173, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VII, (6 July 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957128; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957128

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