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Development and characterization of a time-, position-, and energy-resolved x-ray diagnostic for PBFA II target experiments
Author(s): Mark S. Derzon; Alex B. Filuk; J. Pantuso; R. J. Dukart; R. Olson; Terry Barber; M. Bernard
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Paper Abstract

A time-, position-, and energy-resolved soft x-ray (100-500 eV) diagnostic is being developed for PBFA II target experiments. The diagnostic provides measurements of hydrodynamic motion and thermal gradients in light-ion fusion targets. A slit-image of the x-ray source is imprinted onto thin sheets of organic scintillator to create a 1D image. The scintillator light is then proximity-coupled to a linear array of fiber-optics that transports the light to a streak camera operated without an intensifier. The streak camera output is recorded on a CCD camera. We are characterizing the spatial and temporal resolutions of the systems. Data is collected from as many as 90 individual fibers and corrected for variations in throughput and to roughly 5% standard deviation in their relative throughput. Spatial resolution of these systems at the source is approximately -.4 mm. Timing resolution is nominally 2 ns and is limited primarily by the scintillator response and dispersion in the 50-m-long fiber array. We describe the measurement techniques and the results of the characterization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2002, Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics '93, (11 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161368
Show Author Affiliations
Mark S. Derzon, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Alex B. Filuk, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
J. Pantuso, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
R. J. Dukart, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
R. Olson, EG&G Kirtland Operations (United States)
Terry Barber, K-Tech Corp. (United States)
M. Bernard, K-Tech Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2002:
Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics '93
Paul W. Roehrenbeck, Editor(s)

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