We present the performance of a high-speed gateable vacuum image pipeline, which permits individual images to be delayed and selected from continuous non-repetitive image stream. This device is composed of a vacuum tube equipped with a photocathode at one end, a phosphor screen at the other end, and a system of metal grids in between. Photoelectrons produced by the images focused on the photocathode, are guided by a uniform, magnetic field, parallel to the tube axis. By changing the grid potentials, the drift time of the photoelectrons inside the tube can be varied from 0.35 to 1.5 mu s. An image can then be selected by an external trigger with a time resolution in the range of 4-30 ns, depending on the delay time. The selected photoelectrons are finally accelerated onto the phosphor screen, set at IO kV, where they reproduce the desired image. With a magnetic field of 0.1 T, a spatial resolution of 33 lp/mm was obtained. The high spatial and time resolution make this device an interesting tool for high-energy physics and astrophysics experiments, and for high-speed photography.
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|Titolo:||A high-speed gateable image pipeline|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1996|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|