OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 10, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1971
  • pp: 1232–1240

Developmental Solar Blind Photomultipliers Suitable for Use in the 1450–2800-Å Region

J. W. Campbell  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 10, Issue 6, pp. 1232-1240 (1971)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.10.001232


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1142 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

An account is given of the properties of a number of experimental EMI photomultipliers possessing solar blind photocathodes, which were specially developed for a program of stellar photometry above the earth’s atmosphere (the measurements were made between 1963 and 1968). Quantum efficiency, dark current, cathode uniformity, and spectral response are examined in detail, and results are compared with data from similar detectors. Several discrepancies are evident between measurements made when the photomultipliers are tested immediately after manufacture and when they are tested several months later. A brief account is also given of the suitability of the photomultipliers for use in rocket environments. Additional information is also included for a number of photocells also produced by EMI. Typical spectral responses are given together with a number of plots of cathode uniformity at 2537 Å.

© 1971 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 24, 1970
Published: June 1, 1971

Citation
J. W. Campbell, "Developmental Solar Blind Photomultipliers Suitable for Use in the 1450–2800-Å Region," Appl. Opt. 10, 1232-1240 (1971)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-10-6-1232


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. E. Taft, L. Apker, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 43, 81 (1953). [CrossRef]
  2. G. G. Kretschmar, Naval Ordnance Lab. Rep. 554 (Oct.1961).
  3. J. P. Causse, JRE Trans. Nucl. Sci. NS-8, (1962).
  4. A. H. Sommer, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 32, 356 (1961). [CrossRef]
  5. L. Dunkelman, Ultraviolet Photodetectors, NASA D-1718 (Aug.1963).
  6. C. B. Childs, Appl. Opt. 1, 711 (1962). [CrossRef]
  7. J. W. Campbell, The Absolute Calibration of Rocket-Borne Stellar Photometers in the Region 2000Å-3000Å. Symposium on Calibration Methods in the Ultraviolet and X-ray Regions, Munich (1968). ESRO Document SP-33.
  8. D. Miller, U.K. Meterorological office; private communication.
  9. W. N. Charman, J. Sci. Instrum. 2, 157 (1969). [CrossRef]
  10. J. W. Campbell, in press, Astrophys. Space Sci.9, 128 (1970). [CrossRef]
  11. E. Taft, H. R. Philip; General Electric internal memo.1953.
  12. A. H. Sommer, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 32, 356 (1961). [CrossRef]
  13. Yu. A. Shuba, I. V. Smirnova, Fiz. Tverd. Tela 2, 1321 (1960) [Sov. Phys. Solid State 2, 1201 (1960)].
  14. H. R. Philip, E. Taft; General Electric internal memo.1953.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited