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PIN-TUBE IMAGE AMPLIFIER Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023272D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-29

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Xerox Disclosure Journal


An imaging device, utilizing the parallel va,riable grating mode in liquid crystalline materials as set forth in U.S. Patent No. 3,980,396, Is proposed for use as an image amp-lifier. The image amplifier comprises a novel, capillary array pin-' tube sandwiched between a photocondu.ctive layer and a layer of liquid crystalline material suitable for the parallel variable grating mode. The transparent electrode is placed in contact with the liquid crystalline layer and an electrode (optionally transparent) is placed in contact with the photoconductive layer.