Multihit two-dimensional charged-particle imaging system with real-time image processing at 1000 frames/s

Takuya Horio, Toshinori Suzuki

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Abstract

A high-speed imaging system developed for two-dimensional counting of charged particles is presented. Microchannel plates coupled with a phosphor screen of a short emission lifetime (<1 μs) are used to visualize the two-dimensional positions of charged-particle impacts, and the image on the phosphor screen is captured with a 1 kHz complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor (512×512 pixels). A multistage image intensifier consisting of the first and second generation devices was used to compensate for the low sensitivity of CMOS. The centers of gravity (COG) of individual light spots in each image frame are calculated in real time by a field programmable gate array circuit. The performance of this system is tested by time-resolved photoelectron imaging (TR-PEI) of NO using (1+ 1′) resonance enhanced multiphoton ionization via the A 2 + state with a femtosecond laser operated at 1 kHz. The new system enabled COG detection for more than ten particles in each frame at 1 kHz and achieved an extremely high degree of accuracy in the measurement of photoelectron angular distributions in TR-PEI.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013706
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume80
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 9 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Charged particles
Photoelectrons
Imaging systems
image processing
charged particles
Image processing
photoelectrons
center of gravity
Phosphors
phosphors
CMOS
Gravitation
Image intensifiers (electron tube)
Imaging techniques
image intensifiers
field-programmable gate arrays
microchannel plates
Angular distribution
Microchannels
Ultrashort pulses

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Multihit two-dimensional charged-particle imaging system with real-time image processing at 1000 frames/s. / Horio, Takuya; Suzuki, Toshinori.

In: Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 80, No. 1, 013706, 09.02.2009.

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