14 September 1994 UV-sensitive microchannel plate photomultiplier tube using multilayer ceramic body technology
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Microchannel plate (MCP) photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) have been used extensively for many years. Early single anode and multianode MCP/PMTs were described by Boutot & Pietri and Catchpole & Johnson, respectively. Some recent advances that are being made are described in this paper. Compact and rugged PMTs are becoming increasingly important as electro- optical sensors for land and airborne tactical military systems. They have the ability to detect individual photons over a broad spectral range, from the UV to the near-IR regions. A multianode MCP/PMT has been developed with a 10 X 10 array of parallel signal readout PMT channels built into a single vacuum envelope. The design of a new type of multilayer ceramic body with an integral anode feedthrough assembly is described. This new PMT design achieves greater than 15% detection efficiency at 254 nm input irradiation with more than six decades of dynamic range.
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C. Bruce Johnson, K. D. Wheeler, Mike J. Iosue, "UV-sensitive microchannel plate photomultiplier tube using multilayer ceramic body technology", Proc. SPIE 2282, Ultraviolet Technology V, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.186604; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.186604
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