Accession Number : ADD016176

Title :   Microelectronic Photomultiplier Device with Integrated Circuitry.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 1 Jul 92, patented 23 Nov 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Shimabukuro, Randy L ; Russell, Stephen D

Report Date : 23 Nov 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A microelectronic photomultiplier device is fabricated by discrete procedures to provide a photocathode-anode and dynode chain arrangement which is analogous in operation to conventional photomultiplier tubes. This microelectronic photomultiplier device provides for low level photon detection and realizes the advantages of high reliability, small size and fast response, plus lower cost, weight and power consumption compared to conventional photomultiplier tubes. In addition, the fabrication on an SOI substrate permits integration of logic and control circuitry with detectors. The insulating substrate also permits the integration of an on-chip high voltage supply and may easily be extended to a plurality of detectors offering improved performance and design flexibility.

Descriptors :   *DYNODES, *MICROELECTRONICS, *PATENTS, *INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, *PHOTOCATHODES, CHAINS, CONSUMPTION, CONTROL, COSTS, DETECTION, FABRICATION, HIGH RELIABILITY, HIGH VOLTAGE, INTEGRATION, LOGIC, LOW LEVEL, OPERATION, PHOTOMULTIPLIER TUBES, PHOTONS, POWER, RESPONSE, SUBSTRATES, SUPPLIES, WEIGHT, ANODES, CHIPS(ELECTRONICS)

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE