An Experimental Analysis of New Ultraviolet Emitting Fiber Optic Faceplate Cathode Ray Tubes
Research and development technical rept.,
ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH NJ
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is of new ultraviolet UV emitting, fiber-optic faceplate cathode- ray tubes CRT was performed. Detailed studies were carried out for a tube with emission centered near 380 nanometers nm. Initial data taken on a tube whose emission was centered near 320 nm showed that its radiant output was below expectations, probably due to problems encountered during faceplate manufacture. Consequently, it was not possible to perform a comprehensive analysis on this tube. This study represented the first operational analysis of these CRT, and writing rates on various dry-process, UV sensitive recording media were measured for the 380 nm tube. A comparison has been made with a state-of-the-art 380 nm CRT. Theoretical calculations indicated that the new 380 nm CRT should have at least nine times the energy output of available CRT. Agreement with theoretical calculations was excellent. Results are summarized and performance is discussed.
- Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices