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Triggering of high-speed cameras and other devices using inexpensive plastic fiber opto-link components
Author(s): Bruno Nilsson
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Paper Abstract

Triggering of instrumentation devices is crucial for successful recordings of high speed events, e.g. in experimental work on terminal ballistics and explosives. In harsh electromagnetic environments,, where reliable triggering may become a problem, opto fiber transmission links are attractive alternatives. Plastic fiber opto link components are, in our experience, very easy to use not only for signal transmission but also for detection of different experimental events. This paper describes simple, yet reliable, methods which have been used with flash radiography systems and an Imacon model 790 high speed camera.

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Date Published: 30 May 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2513, 21st International Congress on: High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (30 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209591
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Bruno Nilsson, National Defense Research Establishment (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2513:
21st International Congress on: High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Ung Kim; Joon-Sung Chang; Seung-Han Park, Editor(s)

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