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First x-ray test of the Icarus nanosecond-gated camera
Author(s): Philip A. Hart; Arthur Carpenter; Liam Claus; Daniel Damiani; Matthew Dayton; Franz-Josef Decker; Arianna Gleason; Philip Heimann; Emily Hurd; Emma McBride; Silke Nelson; Marcos Sanchez; Sanghoon Song; Diling Zhu
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Paper Abstract

The Icarus camera system, combining a sensor developed by Sandia and readout electronics by LLNL, provides 0.5 Hz bursts of four frames with 3 ns separation. The sensor has 1024×512 25 μm pixels and is 25 μm thick. The system was developed for single line-of-sight measurements at the ns time scale for electrons and X-rays at facilities such as NIF. We report on initial tests of the Icarus system with hard X-rays pulse pairs with nanosecond time spacings at the LCLS, a newly available beam mode. We describe noise, gate profiles, gain, cross-talk, persistence, linearity, and quantum efficiency for the first version of the sensor. We present evidence of the suitability of the system for science measurements at a free electron laser with an X-ray pump X-ray probe experiment. We expect further developments of the technology to allow use of 350 ps bunch separation from the LCLS accelerator and, with a pulsed delay tube like DIXIE, to eventually reach sub-25 ps time-resolved X-ray imaging of processes such as plasma evolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 2019
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 11038, X-Ray Free-Electron Lasers: Advances in Source Development and Instrumentation V, 110380Q (24 April 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2520974
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Philip A. Hart, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Arthur Carpenter, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Liam Claus, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Daniel Damiani, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Matthew Dayton, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Franz-Josef Decker, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Arianna Gleason, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Philip Heimann, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Emily Hurd, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Emma McBride, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Silke Nelson, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Marcos Sanchez, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Sanghoon Song, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Diling Zhu, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11038:
X-Ray Free-Electron Lasers: Advances in Source Development and Instrumentation V
Thomas Tschentscher; Luc Patthey; Kai Tiedtke; Marco Zangrando, Editor(s)

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