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Designing and application of solid state lasers for streak cameras calibration
Author(s): A. V. Babushkin; Nikolai S. Vorobiev; Alexander M. Prokhorov; Mikhail Ya. Schelev
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Paper Abstract

A family of specially developed solid-state lasers intended for dynamic calibration of various type streak cameras is presented. The developed lasers are able to generate either ultrasho,rt single pulses or harmonically modulated signals of nanosecond duration. 5±lps light pulses of 0.5% output energy instability were emitted by YAlO :Nd crystal laser with hybrid mode-locking and passive intracavity negative feedback produced by the action of a GaAs plate. After compression of single pulse inside the fiber optics compressor, the minimum available pulse duration approaches 300fs. 100 percent sinousoidally modulated nanosecond optical radiat ion with modulation period adjustable in the 0 .3ps - 6. 6ns range was generated by electro-optical positive feedback Nd:glass laser. Both ultrashort pulses and harmonically modulated radiation were utilized for streak cameras dynamic parameters evaluation. It is shown that for our streak camera equiped with PVOO1 tube its minimum temporal response function approaches to O.7ps, while its intrinsic triggering jitter does not exceed

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: 10.1117/12.23384
Show Author Affiliations
A. V. Babushkin, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Nikolai S. Vorobiev, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Alexander M. Prokhorov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Mikhail Ya. Schelev, General Physics Institute (Russia)

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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