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Timing between streak cameras with a precision of 10 ps
Author(s): Richard A. Lerche
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Paper Abstract

The laser beams irradiating a target at the Nova laser facility comprise a set of ten simultaneous events. Two streak cameras whose resolutions are 40 ps record the power history for each beam five beams to a camera their time bases are cross-timed with a fiducial pulse. Analysis of data recorded for target experiments conducted over a six month period show the precision for cross-timing signals between two streak cameras to be ps and for characterizing a single temporal feature of a pulse to be ps. Beam synchronization at the end of six months was within 20 ps of the synchronization at the beginning of the experiments. A beam timing shift greater than 25 ps can be detected on a single laser shot shifts of 10 to 20 ps require several shots to detect. 1 .

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1346, Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, Photonics, and Velocimetry '90, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.23366
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Richard A. Lerche, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1346:
Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, Photonics, and Velocimetry '90
Paul A. Jaanimagi; Barry T. Neyer; Larry L. Shaw, Editor(s)

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