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353 Segmented Anodes with Sub-millimeter Spatial Resolution for MCP-Based Photodetectors

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Description: Micro-channel-plate-based photo-detectors are unique in being capable of covering areas of many square-meters while providing sub-millimeter space resolution, time resolutions of less than 10 picoseconds for charged particles, time resolutions of 30-50 psec for single photons. Incorporating a capacitively-coupled anode allows for the use of external pickup electrodes optimized for occupancy, rate, and time/space resolution. The signal pickup antenna can be implemented as a printed circuit card with a pattern chosen to match the specific application needs. The electrode elements are typically either a 2-dimensional array of pads for high-occupancy/high-rate applications, or a 1-dimensional array of strips for low-occupancy/low-rate, and a lower channel count. Here we present pad patterns that enhance charge-sharing between pads to significantly lower the required channel count/area while maintaining spatial resolutions of 100 to 200 microns for charged particles and 400 microns to 1 mm for single photons. Patterns that use multiple signal layers in the capacitively-coupled printed circuit signal pickup board can lower the channel count even further, moving the scaling behavior in the number of pads versus total area from quadratic to linear.

Evan Angelico
Henry J Frisch
Jinseo Park
Eric Spieglan
Fangjian Wu


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