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We provide a complete program of gated MCP (micro channel plate) detectors for visualization of X-ray and VUV radiation. These detectors can be used for:

 - Time resolved visualization of plasma pulse in X-Ray or VUV

 - X-ray or VUV time/spatially resolved spectroscopy

 - High sensitive time/spatially resolved ion/electron spectrometry


X-Ray/VUV MCP detector

Each detector comes in a metal housing, equipped with a single MCP plate and a phosphor screen (on a fiber optic plate), which serves as a vacuum/air interface.
Fast detectors provide gating times between 5 and 50ns, which defines time resolution of the plasma imaging. Gating pulses are generated by high-voltage (up to 10kV) signal generator, developed by ISTEQ specially for MCP detectors.

Time resolved image of plasma burning in VUV spectral range (time steps 10ns). A-B - image in 5-100nm spectral range, B-C - 13,5nm

Main advantages: 

- Broad light spectral range: 0.01–100nm

- Charged particles sensitivity range: 0.005-10keV

- Very compact size

 MCP detector parameters:

Channel diameter Channel to channel distance Phosphor type Fiber optic channel diameter Fiber optic channel to channel distance
12μm 15μm ZnS(Cu) λ=520nm 5μm 8μm



ISTEQ MCP detector was used for next scientific publications:

1. P.S. Antsiferov, L.A. Dorokhin, K.N. Koshelev, “Dynamics of VUV Spectra in Fast Capillary Discharge”, Optics and Spectroscopy, 111, (3), pp.342-345 (2011).

2. P.S. Antsiferov, L.A. Dorokhin, K.N. Koshelev. “Plasma production by means of discharge in a spherical cavity.” J. Appl. Phys. 107 (10), 103306 (2010).

3. P.S. Antsiferov, L.A. Dorokhin, Yu.V. Sidelnikov, K.N. Koshelev, “Fast discharge in a plasma gun with hemispherical insulator.” J. Appl. Phys. 105 (10), 103305 (2009).

4. P.S. Antsiferov, L.A. Dorokhin, K.N. Koshelev, L.S. Mednikov, A.V. Nazarenko, “Specific Features of the Intensity Alteration in Different Orders of a Grazing- Incidence Diffraction Grating”, Optics and Spectroscopy, 101, (3), pp. 470-472 (2006).

5. A.V. Nazarenko, P.S. Antsiferov, L.A. Dorokhin, K.N. Koshelev. “Evolution of a Capillary Discharge Induced by a Semiconductor Current Generator.” PlasmaPhysics Reports 30 (3), 249 – 254 (2004).

6. P.S. Antsiferov, L.A. Dorokhin, K.N. Koshelev, A.V. Nazarenko. “Axially inhomogeneous plasma in fast discharges for creation of population inversion in soft x-ray region.” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 37, 2527-2530 (2004),

7. P.S. Antsiferov, L.A. Dorokhin, A.V. Nazarenko, D.A. Glushkov, R.V. Fedoseev, Yu.V. Sidelnikov, K.N. Koshelev. “Fast capillary discharge driven by inductive storage with plasma erosion opening switch.” 7th International Conference on X-ray Lasers, Saint-Malo, France, 2000. P58, page 120.

8. P.S. Antsiferov, L.A. Dorokhin, E.Yu. Khautiev, Yu.V. Sidelnikov, D.A. Glushkov, I.V. Lugovenko, K.N. Koshelev. “Dynamics of a plasma in a capillary discharge driven by a plasma focus operated in the mode of a plasma switch opening.” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 31, 2013-2017 (1998).