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Title: High-sensitivity, high-speed continuous imaging system

Abstract

A continuous imaging system for recording low levels of light typically extending over small distances with high-frame rates and with a large number of frames is described. Photodiode pixels disposed in an array having a chosen geometry, each pixel having a dedicated amplifier, analog-to-digital convertor, and memory, provide parallel operation of the system. When combined with a plurality of scintillators responsive to a selected source of radiation, in a scintillator array, the light from each scintillator being directed to a single corresponding photodiode in close proximity or lens-coupled thereto, embodiments of the present imaging system may provide images of x-ray, gamma ray, proton, and neutron sources with high efficiency.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1163990
Patent Number(s):
8,890,081
Application Number:
13/087,314
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC. (Los Alamos, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Watson, Scott A, and Bender, III, Howard A. High-sensitivity, high-speed continuous imaging system. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Watson, Scott A, & Bender, III, Howard A. High-sensitivity, high-speed continuous imaging system. United States.
Watson, Scott A, and Bender, III, Howard A. Tue . "High-sensitivity, high-speed continuous imaging system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1163990.
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abstractNote = {A continuous imaging system for recording low levels of light typically extending over small distances with high-frame rates and with a large number of frames is described. Photodiode pixels disposed in an array having a chosen geometry, each pixel having a dedicated amplifier, analog-to-digital convertor, and memory, provide parallel operation of the system. When combined with a plurality of scintillators responsive to a selected source of radiation, in a scintillator array, the light from each scintillator being directed to a single corresponding photodiode in close proximity or lens-coupled thereto, embodiments of the present imaging system may provide images of x-ray, gamma ray, proton, and neutron sources with high efficiency.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {11}
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