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Initial characterization results of a 1024x448, 25-um multi-frame camera with 2ns integration time for the Ultrafast X-ray Imager (UXI) program at Sandia National Laboratories
Author(s): L. Claus; G. Robertson; L. Fang; R. Kay; M. W. Kimmel; M. Sanchez; J. W. Stahoviak; D. Trotter; J. L. Porter
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Paper Abstract

The Hippogriff camera developed at Sandia National Laboratories as part of the Ultra-Fast X-ray Imager (UXI) program is a high-speed, multi-frame, time-gated imager for use on a wide variety of High Energy Density (HED) physics experiments on both Sandia’s Z-Machine and the National Ignition Facility. The camera is a 1024 x 448 pixel array with 25 μm spatial resolution, containing 2 frames per pixel natively and has achieved 2 ns minimum integration time. It is sensitive to both optical photons as well as soft X-rays up to ~6 keV. The Hippogriff camera is the second generation UXI camera that contains circuitry to trade spatial resolution for additional frames of temporal coverage. The user can reduce the row-wise spatial resolution from the native 25 μm to increase the number of frames in a data set to 4 frames at 50 μm or 8 frames at 100 μm spatial resolution. This feature, along with both optical and X-ray sensitivity, facilitates additional experimental flexibility. Minimum signal is 1500 erms and full well is 1.5 million e-.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2016
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9966, Target Diagnostics Physics and Engineering for Inertial Confinement Fusion V, 99660F (19 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2238538
Show Author Affiliations
L. Claus, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
G. Robertson, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
L. Fang, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
R. Kay, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
M. W. Kimmel, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
M. Sanchez, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
J. W. Stahoviak, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
D. Trotter, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
J. L. Porter, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9966:
Target Diagnostics Physics and Engineering for Inertial Confinement Fusion V
Jeffrey A. Koch; Gary P. Grim, Editor(s)

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