8 September 1995 Measured responsivities of generation II and hybrid image intensifiers
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We have measured the absolute and coupled system responsitivies of several image intensifier types at several wavelengths in the visible spectrum. Intensifiers characterized include microchannel plate (MCP) generation II proximity-focused and hybrid generation I/generation II electrostatic-focused designs. Configurations including single plate, double plate, nominal and high strip current MCPs, and standard S20 and super generation II enhanced S-20 photocathodes were evaluated. Absolute responsivity measurements were performed using NIST-traceable radiometry instrumentation. The normalized relative sensitivities and were performed using NIST-traceable radiometry instrumentation. The normalized relative sensitivities and overall optical luminous gain performance provided by individual intensifiers when similarly coupled to either high resolution 10-bit RS-170 CCD or FPS camera are presented along with their radiometric data.
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George J. Yates, Nicholas S. P. King, Matthew C. Thomas, "Measured responsivities of generation II and hybrid image intensifiers", Proc. SPIE 2551, Photoelectronic Detectors, Cameras, and Systems, (8 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218626; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.218626
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