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Performance of the ultrafast streak camera C850X
Author(s): Daniel Schirmann; Alain Mens; Richard Sauneuf; Roger Verrecchia; Patrick Audebert; Jean-Claude J. Gauthier; Jean-Paul Geindre; Andre Antonetti; Jean-Paul Chambaret; G. Hamoniaux; Andre Mysyrowicz
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Paper Abstract

To simultaneously improve the spatial and temporal performances of streak tubes, we have developed bilamellar x-ray streak tubes with the help of Philips Components (now Philips Photonics). We describe the structure of one of them, the P850X, and the prototype of the camera which uses it, the C850X. We used 80 fs pulse dye lasers developed at LOA (ENSTA) to characterize this instrument in UV and x-ray range. The results show that its time resolution is less than 2 ps even with 1.5 keV energy photons and its spatial resolution much better than 16 lp/mm. This instrument was used for studying the time evolution of x-ray emission from 80 fs and 1 ps laser created plasmas at very high intensities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1757, Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics, (19 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.139128
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Daniel Schirmann, Ctr. d'Etudes de Limeil-Valenton (France)
Alain Mens, Ctr. d'Etudes de Limeil-Valenton (France)
Richard Sauneuf, Ctr. d'Etudes de Limeil-Valenton (France)
Roger Verrecchia, Ctr. d'Etudes de Limeil-Valenton (France)
Patrick Audebert, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Jean-Claude J. Gauthier, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Jean-Paul Geindre, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Andre Antonetti, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Jean-Paul Chambaret, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
G. Hamoniaux, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Andre Mysyrowicz, Ecole Polytechnique (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1757:
Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics
Donald R. Snyder, Editor(s)

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