Accession Number : ADD010810

Title :   Widerange Photomultiplier Circuit.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Howarth,R F

Report Date : 11 Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : An improvement for a photomultiplier tube having its cathode, dynodes and anode spaced apart within an envelope increases the tube's linear dynamic range capability. A constant and stable collection potential is maintained between the anode and the dynode nearest the anode. In one form a zener diode voltage source and serially connected resistor are used or a fixed voltage is appropriately connected separate and distinct from the dynode potential connected across the other dynodes and the cathode. Thusly modified, a light flux range of approximately eight orders of magnitude can be accommodated by the improved photomultiplier tube circuitry. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Photomultiplier tubes, *Dynamic range, *Voltage dividers, Circuit analysis, Separation, Collection, Dynodes, Light, Anodes, Sources, Cathodes, Diodes, Flux(Rate), Circuits, Sensitivity, Voltage, Stability

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE