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Temporal fiducial for picosecond streak cameras in laser fusion experiments
Author(s): Alain Mens; Dominique Gontier; P. Giraud; J. P. Thebault
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Paper Abstract

A recording of temporal reference on picosecond streak camera images requires to transmit laser pulses of different wavelengths through optical fibers (O.F.) onto streak cameras. We describe the O.F. network installed on the PHEBUS laser to provide streak cameras and photomultipliers with a 200 ps pulse. We also describe the tests performed on various fibers to evaluate their transmission (? = 0.35 tim) and on photocathodes to get the best photons-electrons conversion efficiency in open X-rays tubes. Then we describe the experimental test set up also installed to easily check the sweep linearity and speed and also the amplitude response of X-rays cameras, using this fiducial system. We show practical results of those tests, and some laserplasma interaction experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1358, 19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.23980
Show Author Affiliations
Alain Mens, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (France)
Dominique Gontier, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (France)
P. Giraud, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (France)
J. P. Thebault, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1358:
19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Peter W. W. Fuller, Editor(s)

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