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International Journal of High-Energy Physics

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Fiber Optic Coupling Aug 15, 2013

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GIDS-GmbH, German Image Detector Systems
Julius-Hatry - Str 1
Mannheim
68163
Germany

Tel: 0049 621 820394 34
Fax: 0049 621 820394 33

In most CCD applications the light is transferred to the CCD through a lens. In some situations the use of fiber optic elements is better because the light collecting efficiency is much higher.

In most CCD applications the incoming light is transferred to the CCD through a lens. In some situations the use of fiber optic elements is better because the light collecting efficiency is much higher. Fiber optics are used in low light level applications to couple the light from scintillator screens, image intensifiers or streak tubes to a CCD or CMOS sensor. The fiber optic coupling allow a much better transfer efficiency of the photons to the sensor pixel than a normal lens system. For example a 1:1 fiber optic plate instead of a f/1,2 lens reach a 10 times higher efficiency. It is possible to couple with 1:1 fiber optic plates and with fiber optic tapers. The maximum reduction ratio is 6:1 and the maximum available outer diameter of the large taper side is 165 mm.

 

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