Position-sensitive detector for the 6-meter optical telescope

Дата и время публикации : 2003-10-14T09:40:00Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
V. Debur
T. Arkhipova
G. Beskin
V. Plokhotnichenko
M. Pakhomov
M. Smirnova
A. Solin

Оригинал статьи :http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0310353v2

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Ссылка на журнал-издание: Nucl.Instrum.Meth. A513 (2003) 127-131
Коментарии к статье: 4 pages, 7 figures, to be published in Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research
Первичная категория: astro-ph

Все категории : astro-ph

Краткий обзор статьи: The Position-Sensitive Detector (PSD) for photometrical and spectral observation on the 6-meter optical telescope of the Special Astrophysical Observatory (Russia) is described. The PSD consists of a position-sensitive tube, amplifiers of output signals, analog-to-digital converters (ADC) and a digital logic plate, which produces a signal for ADC start and an external strob pulse for reading information by registration system. If necessary, the thermoelectric cooler can be used. The position-sensitive tube has the following main elements: a photocathode, electrodes of inverting optics, a block of microchannel plates (MCP) and a position-sensitive collector of quadrant type. The main parameters of the PSD are the diameter of the sensitive surface is 25 mm, the spatial resolution is better than 100 (mu)m in the centre and a little worse on the periphery; the dead time is near 0.5 (mu)s; the detection quantum efficiency is defined by the photocathode and it is not less than 0.1, as a rule; dark current is about hundreds of cps, or less, when cooling. PSD spectral sensitivity depends on the type of photocathode and input window material. We use a multialkali photocathode and a fiber or UV-glass, which gives the short- wave cut of 360 nm or 250 nm, respectively.

Category: Physics