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1 July 1990 MCP image intensifier with improved DQE
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Proceedings Volume 1243, Electron Image Tubes and Image Intensifiers; (1990)
Event: Electronic Imaging: Advanced Devices and Systems, 1990, Santa Clara, CA, United States
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.
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Robert J. Airey, Timothy J. Norton, Brian L. Morgan, John L. A. Fordham, David A. Bone, and J. Ralph Powell "MCP image intensifier with improved DQE", Proc. SPIE 1243, Electron Image Tubes and Image Intensifiers, (1 July 1990);

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