1 June 1992 Fractal multifiber microchannel plates
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Abstract
The application of fractal tiling theory has been shown to produce fiber array devices with a very high degree of order [1 Previous work has concentrated on optical waveguide arrays (i. e. fiberoptic faceplates). In this study we review the construction and performance of microchannel plates (MCPs) made using fractal tiling methods. MCPs with 40 mm active areas having nearperfect channel ordering were produced. These plates demonstrated electrical performance characteristics equivalent to conventionally constructed MCPs. To the best of our knowledge these are the first MCPs which have a sufficiently high degree of order to permit single channel addressability. Potential applications for these devices and the prospects for further development will be discussed.
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Lee M. Cook, W. Bruce Feller, Almus T. Kenter, and John H. Chappell "Fractal multifiber microchannel plates", Proc. SPIE 1655, Electron Tubes and Image Intensifiers, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60335; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.60335
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