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Subnanosecond high-speed framing of prebreakdown phenomena
Author(s): Wolfgang Pfeiffer; Dieter Stolz; P. Zipfl
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an optical diagnostic system for the subnanosecond time range. The system consists of three main parts; a gated image intensfier tube with dual microchanel - plate (MCP), a low light level CCD - camera and a triggerable digital video frame store. With this system an exposure time of 0.8 ns, a shutter ratio of more than 1 O and a gain greater than iO can be achived. The spatial resolution of the system is 10 lp/rnm. The used camera system allows to trigger the digital frame store at the beginning of the frame. The digital frame store is connected to a personal computer, thereby a very comfortable image analyzing system is established. This optical diagnostic system allows the direct measurement of the radiation emitted during an electrical breakdown of a spark pap. The optical analysis provides important information about the breakdown mechanism '

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1358, 19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24072
Show Author Affiliations
Wolfgang Pfeiffer, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany)
Dieter Stolz, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany)
P. Zipfl, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany)

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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