A vacuum tube containing a photosensitive area, or target, and an electron gun to read the signal from the target. The silicon target consists of a two-dimensional array of Si-photodiodes having a common cathode and isolated anodes. irradiation of the target causes the production of electron-hole pairs which, by recombination, leads to a depletion of the surface charge.
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