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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 15, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1976
  • pp: 3111–3114

Photoelectron counting with an image intensifier tube and a self-scanned photodiode array

Bill R. Sandel and A. Lyle Broadfoot  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 15, Issue 12, pp. 3111-3114 (1976)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.15.003111


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Abstract

A self-scanned photodiode array was fiber-optically coupled to an ITT proximity-focused image intensifier tube. It was determined that a single photoelectron event produces 3.4 × 104 charge carriers in a photo-diode. This charge is only a factor of 2.8 above the rms noise level of the preamplifier used in the tests, but standard charge-sensitive techniques are at least a factor of 12 better. The image tube and photodiode array combination can be packaged in a disk 5.1 cm in diameter and 2.6 cm thick.

© 1976 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 3, 1976
Published: December 1, 1976

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Bill R. Sandel and A. Lyle Broadfoot, "Photoelectron counting with an image intensifier tube and a self-scanned photodiode array," Appl. Opt. 15, 3111-3114 (1976)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-15-12-3111

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