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1 March 1983 Reciprocity Failure Of Phosphors Used In Streak Cameras
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Proceedings Volume 0348, 15th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics; (1983)
Event: 15th International Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, 1982, San Diego, United States
A reduction in the efficiency of phosphors ( P 11 & P 20 ), when used in picosecond streak tubes is reported. A loss of the order of 100 times is estimated. This is identified as the main reasonfor the inability of present day streak cameras to record single photo-electrons from the photo-cathode of the streak tube. It is suggested that work should be carried out on the efficiency of phosphors energised by sub-nanosecond bursts of electrons. The authors suspect that the use of a silicon target instead of a phosphor will vastly improve the recording ability of a streak tube as the efficiency of such a transducer is not expected to fall drastically for short duration electron pulses.
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Shorn Majumdar and Samprasad Majumdar "Reciprocity Failure Of Phosphors Used In Streak Cameras", Proc. SPIE 0348, 15th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 March 1983);


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