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Pulsed x-ray sources for characterization of gated framing cameras
Author(s): Catalin V. Filip; Jeffrey A. Koch; Richard R. Freeman; James A. King
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Paper Abstract

Gated X-ray framing cameras are used to measure important characteristics of inertial confinement fusion (ICF) implosions such as size and symmetry, with ~50 ps time resolution in two dimensions. A pulsed source of hard (>8 keV) X-rays, would be a valuable calibration device, for example for gain-droop measurements of the variation in sensitivity of the gated strips. We have explored the requirements for such a source and a variety of options that could meet these requirements. We find that a small-size dense plasma focus machine could be a practical single-shot X-ray source for this application if timing uncertainties can be overcome.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10390, Target Diagnostics Physics and Engineering for Inertial Confinement Fusion VI, 103900E (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2275508
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Catalin V. Filip, National Security Technologies, LLC (United States)
Jeffrey A. Koch, National Security Technologies, LLC (United States)
Richard R. Freeman, National Security Technologies, LLC (United States)
James A. King, National Security Technologies, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10390:
Target Diagnostics Physics and Engineering for Inertial Confinement Fusion VI
Jeffrey A. Koch; Gary P. Grim, Editor(s)

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