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Demountable readout technologies for optical image intensifiers

By J. S. Lapington, J. R. Howorth and J. S. Milnes


We describe a generic microchannel plate intensifier design for use with a variety of demountable readout devices manufactured using standard multi-layer PCB techniques. We present results obtained using a 50 Ω multi-element design optimized for high speed operation and a four electrode multi-layer device developed from the wedge and strip anode with enhanced image resolution. The benefits of this intensifier design are discussed and a project to develop a detector system for bio-medical applications using a demountable readout device with integrated multi-channel ASIC-based electronics is announced

Year: 2007
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.nima.2006.10.257
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