Accession Number : ADA188054

Title :   Signal Processing Studies Program Optical Signal Amplification. Volume 2.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun-Sep 86,

Corporate Author : SAN DIEGO STATE UNIV FOUNDATION CA

Personal Author(s) : Cromwell, R

PDF Url : ADA188054

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The primary tasks associated with the contract were characteristics and calibration of an RCA 8852 photomultiplier tube and a Varo intensifier. The photomultiplier was characterized by its spectral response, absolute sensitivity, quantum efficiency, scas uniformity, dark current temperature, pulse-height distribution, and noise figure. The Varo intensifier was characterized by its response at a function of bias voltage both in the dark and while irradiated by an LED light source. This final report discusses the tests we performed and compares them with data in the open literature and with data obtained by means of private communication from other researchers in the field. Some tests are also discussed is the bimonthly report covering the period from June 26. 1986 to August 26, 1986.

Descriptors :   *DARKNESS, *LIGHT SOURCES, *PULSE HEIGHT ANALYZERS, *SENSITIVITY, BIAS, CALIBRATION, DISTRIBUTION, NOISE, RESPONSE, SPECTRA, VOLTAGE

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE