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Published October 1, 1980 | public
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Ultraviolet downconverting phosphor for use with silicon CCD imagers


The properties and application of a UV downconverting phosphor (coronene) to silicon charge coupled devices are discussed. Measurements of the absorption spectrum have been extended to below 1000 A, and preliminary results indicate the existence of useful response to at least 584 A. The average conversion efficiency of coronene was measured to be ~20% at 2537 A. Imagery at 3650 A using a backside illuminated 800 X 800 CCD coated with coronene is presented.

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© 1980 Optical Society of America. Received 24 May 1980. The authors would like to express their appreciation for the efforts of L. Anschutz, J. Wilson, and M. Miles during the course of this work and to H. H. Hosack. The work described in this paper is supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under NASA contract NAS 7-100 and was performed for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.


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