Accession Number : ADA188055

Title :   Signal Processing Studies Program Optical Signal Amplification. Volume 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun-Sep 86,

Corporate Author : SAN DIEGO STATE UNIV FOUNDATION CA

Personal Author(s) : Roehrig, H ; Browne, M

PDF Url : ADA188055

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The primary tasks associated with this contract were characterization and calibration of an RCA 8852 photomultiplier tube and a Varo image intensifier. The photomultiplier was characterized by its spectral response, absolute sensitivity, quantum efficiency, scan uniformity, dark current va temperature, pulse-height distribution, and noise figure. The Varo intensifier was characterized by its response as 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 in the bimonthly report covering the period from June 26, 1986 to August 25, 1986.

Descriptors :   *IMAGE INTENSIFIERS(ELECTRONICS), *PHOTOMULTIPLIER TUBES, BIAS, CALIBRATION, DARKNESS, DISTRIBUTION, LIGHT SOURCES, NOISE, PULSE HEIGHT ANALYZERS, QUANTUM EFFICIENCY, RESPONSE, SENSITIVITY, SPECTRA, VOLTAGE

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE