Accession Number : AD0901647

Title :   High Speed 0.53 Micron Photomultiplier Tube.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 15 Jun 71-30 Mar 72,

Corporate Author : BENDIX RESEARCH LABS SOUTHFIELD MI

Personal Author(s) : Catchpole, Clive E.

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : This report describes a program of work undertaken to develop a fast, high speed, photomultiplier tube for laser communications at 0.53 micron wavelength. A compact, low power tube was designed and fabricated using a silicon diode junction multiplier. Output pulse rise time of 0.2 nanosecond, and pulsewidth of 0.7 nanosecond at 10 percent of pulse height were obtained. Electron gain of 1000 was measured. Suggestions for further development of the device are also given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PHOTOMULTIPLIER TUBES, OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS), ELECTRON MULTIPLIERS, SILICON, PHOTODIODES, PHOTOCATHODES, LASERS, FOCUSING, GAIN.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE