Technical Papers

IEEE2017 - Performance of High Pixel Density Multi-anode Microchannel Plate Photomultiplier tubes.

  • Cerenkov radiation detection (e.g. DIRC/RICH detectors)
  • Time resolved spectroscopy
  • Fluorescent Lifetime Imaging
  • Scintillating fibre readout
  • Beam monitoring
  • Sampling Calorimeter Readout

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The Development of a Streak Tube with improved time and spatial resolution
Paper on "The development of a streak tube with improved time and spatial resolution," as part of the proceedings of the Selected Papers from the 31st International Congress on High-Speed Imaging and Photonics conference is available

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The Development of an Improved Streak Tube for Fusion Diagnostics
The poster "The Development of an Improved Streak Tube for Fusion Diagnostics" presented by Photek's Dr James Milnes at "HTPD16" the High-Temperature Plasma Diagnostics Conference, is now available to view here.

Wide-field TCSPC-based flourescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) microscopy
New paper published on SPIE, more information can be found here.
Authors: Klaus Suhling, Liisa M. Hirvonen, Alix Le Marois, Wolfgang Becker, Stefan Smietana, Holger Netz, James Milnes, Thomas Conneely & Ottmar Jagutzki.

Recent Developments in Ultra-High Speed and Large Area Photomultiplier Tubes
Presented at the 1st EPS Conference on Plasma Diagnostics, has now been published in the Proceedings of Science.
Photek has been working with AWE to provide a photomultiplier (PMT) solution for fusion diagnostics. By using microchannel plates (MCP) as the gain medium, the time response of the PMTs can be as fast as 100 ps FWHM.

The TORCH PMT: a close packing, multi-anode, long life MCP-PMT for Cherenkov applications
Authors: T.M. Conneely, M.W.U. van Dijk, C. D'Ambrosio, N. Brook, L. Castillo Garcia, E.N. Cowie, D. Cussans, R. Forty, C. Frei, R. Gao, T. Gys, N. Harnew, J. Howorth, J. Lapington, J. Milnes, D. Piedigrossi and C. Slatter
Presented at the PSD10 conference.

Extended lifetime MCP-PMTs: Characterisation and Lifetime measurements of ALD coated Microchannel Plates, in a sealed photomultiplier tube
Authors: T.M. Conneely & J.S. Milnes
Poster presented at The 13th Vienna Conference on Instrumentation (VCI)

Development of photon detectors for picosecond resolution, high rate, multichannel life science applications
Authors: T.M. Conneely, J.S. Lapington & J.S. Milnes
Poster presented at SPIE BiOS 2012

Experimental data on the reflection and transmission spectral response of photocathodes
Authors: R. J. Brooks, J. R. Howorth, K. McGarry and J. R. Powell Photek Ltd, C.L. Joseph Rutgers University

Improvements in sensitivity and response times of photon imaging tubes
Authors: R J Brooks, J Howorth and J Milnes Photek Ltd, P D Townsend, S Hallensleben, M Phillips, R J Downey University of Sussex

Wavelength-dependent resolution and electron energy distribution measurements of image intensifiers
Authors: Robert Brooks, Martin Ingle, James Milnes and Jon Howorth Photek Ltd, John Hutchings Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics

A Low Cost Time Resolved Spot Diagnostic for Flash X-ray Machines
Authors: J. Howorth, M. Ingle, P. Simpson, C. Aedy AWE and S. Quillin AWE
Ref: Proc. SPIE vol 5580 (2005) pp 693-699

Femscan – The development of the image dissector to a tube with femtosecond time resolution
Authors: J R Howorth, J Milnes Photek Ltd, P Yvernaultb FEMLIGHT France.
Ref : HSPP Conference September 2006

Ultra-Fast Photomultipliers with High Dynamic Range
Authors: Dr. J. R. Howorth, Dr. J. S. Milnes Photek Ltd, C. J. Horsfield AWE, J. M. Mack LANL.
Ref: HSPP Conference September 2006

Advances in Time Response Characteristics of Micro-channel Plate PMT Detectors
Authors: J. Milnes, J. Howorth Photek Ltd.
Ref: not yet available

A reconfigurable image tube using an external electronic image readout
Authors: J S Lapington, Space Research Centre, University of Leicester. J R Howorth, J S Milnes Photek Ltd.
Ref: Proc. SPIE vol 5881 (2005)

Picosecond Time Response Characteristics of Micro-channel Plate PMT Detectors
Authors: J. Milnes, J. Howorth, Photek Ltd
Ref: Proc. SPIE vol 5580 (2005) pp 730-740

Improved electronic readout system for an imaging photon detector
Authors: James S. Milnes, M. Page, M Ingle, J. Howorth, Photek Ltd. J.S. Lapington, Centre for Space Physics, Boston University.
Ref: NIM A vol 513 (2003) pp 163-166

Novel Electronic Readout Systems For Photon Counting Imagers
Authors: J.S. Lapington and K. Rees Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London. J. Milnes, M. Page, M. Ingle Photek Ltd.
Ref: Proc. SPIE vol. 4128 (2000) pp 120-128