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Imaging CO2 High Energy Laser ,Usec Pulses With A Pyroelectric Vidicon Camera
Author(s): Steven H. Mersch; James S. Harris; Donald L. Mullen
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the capabilities and limitations of a pyroelectric vidicon camera used to profile 10 ,usec CO2 laser pulses. Points examined include dynamic range, signal-to-noise ratio capabilities, spatial resolution capabilities, uniformity of sensitivity, maximum faceplate irradiance, and required electro-magnetic (EM) and radio frequency (RF) shielding. The relationship between camera performance and pulse length is also discussed. Samples of data acquired and requirements of an adequate data processing system are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1981
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 20(3) 203464 doi: 10.1117/12.7972742
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 20, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Steven H. Mersch, University of Dayton (United States)
James S. Harris, University of Dayton (United States)
Donald L. Mullen, University of Dayton (United States)

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