Manufacturing of a Planar Lighting Device Using Cs3Sb Photocathode Emitters

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    The Cs3Sb photocathode was formed by non-vacuum process technology and successive in-situ photocathode vacuum device fabrication carried out in a process chamber. Performance testing of the device was followed. Light emission from the devices was induced by photoemitted electrons, which were accelerated by an anode electric field that was shielded from the photoemitter surface. The luminescent characteristics of the devices were investigated by measuring the optical parameters as functions of the applied anode voltages. The results showed that this approach could produce a more easily directed and controlled stream of light. These features make these devices suitable for a variety of planar lighting applications.