Abstract

An investigation has been made of voltage-sensitivity characteristics, absolute spectral response, dark current and output current limitations of seven photomultipliers suitable for detection of extreme uv radiation. These photomultipliers are windowless types, utilizing cathode surfaces blind to visible and near uv radiation; they include a microminiature continuous channel multiplier. For measurements of absolute spectral sensitivity, they were compared to a conventional 1P21, coated with sodium salicylate which, in turn, had been calibrated at 1216 Å with a nitric oxide ionization chamber. The spectral response measurements cover the spectral region from 1500 Å to 584 Å. The photomultipliers were used in a do output currrent mode and were excited with radiation from both pulsed and do gas discharge-sources. A discussion of the suitability of the detectors for use with each type of source is given.

© 1967 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Detectors in the Extreme Ultraviolet

Duane A. Warner, George T. Oseu, W. Wallace McCormick, and Ralph A. Sawyer
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 57(11) 1362-1366 (1967)

Fluorescent Sensitized Photomultipliers for Heterochromatic Photometry in the Ultraviolet

F. S. Johnson, K. Watanabe, and R. Tousey
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 41(10) 702-708 (1951)

Measurement of Spark Spectrum Intensities in the Vacuum Ultraviolet with the Fluorescence Sensitized Photomultiplier

S. E. Williams, M. R. Meharry, V. W. Maslen, and R. L. Falconer
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 44(8) 654-658 (1954)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (8)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription