Accession Number : AD0903667

Title :   Development of a High Speed 1.06 Micron Photomultiplier Tube.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 21 Jun 71-21 Jun 72,

Corporate Author : TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC DALLAS

Personal Author(s) : Skaggs, Frank L. ; Allen, Harold A. ; Shaunfield, Wallace N. ; Niewold, Andreas ; Blair, John W.

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : An electrostatically focused photomultiplier was made using a III-V photocathode and a silicon avalanche diode for electron multiplier. III-V photocathodes were GaAs and GaInAs on either GaP or GaAs as a substrate. Detailed descriptions of cleaning and assembly procedures, as well as exhaust and activation procedures are included. Basic tube construction problems and avalanche diode performance problems were solved. The feasibility of this approach was proven, even though III-V transmission photocathodes did not give the sensitivity projected. (Author)

Descriptors :   *INFRARED EQUIPMENT), (*PHOTOMULTIPLIER TUBES, SILICON, PHOTOCATHODES, PHOTODIODES, AVALANCHE DIODES, GALLIUM ARSENIDES, GALLIUM ALLOYS, INDIUM ALLOYS, ARSENIDES, PHOSPHIDES, SUBSTRATES, IMPACT, IONIZATION, GAIN, LASERS, INFRARED COMMUNICATIONS, FOCUSING.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE