Accession Number:

ADD010810

Title:

Widerange Photomultiplier Circuit.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-10-11

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

An improvement for a photomultiplier tube having its cathode, dynodes and anode spaced apart within an envelope increases the tubes 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

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE