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Laser-triggered ultrafast streak camera for the measurement of ultrashort events on the femtosecond time scale
Author(s): Christian Y. Cote; Daniel Kaplan; Marcel A. Bouvier; Klaus Eidmann; Joseph S. Tesar; Jean-Claude Kieffer
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a new diagnostic that allows accurate time- and space-resolved measurements of low intensity femtosecond light pulses, from the infrared to the hard x- rays. Based on an ultrafast streak camera, this revolutionary tool allows the accumulation of streak traces at rates up to a state-of-the-art 1 kHz which is of great interest to understand the dynamics of ultrafast phenomena in physics and chemistry. Axis Photonique Inc. has commercialized a unique subpicosecond streak camera which was especially developed at INRS-U. of Quebec to record ultrafast events in the x-rays. A laser-triggered sweep unit developed by Medox Electro-Optics Inc. and using high- voltage photoconductive switches designed by Alliage was coupled to the AXIS-PX camera. We present here of the characterization tests performed on a 10 Hz high-power laser at the Max Planck Institut fur Quantenoptik.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3414, Opto-Contact: Workshop on Technology Transfers, Start-Up Opportunities,and Strategic Alliances, (24 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.323541
Show Author Affiliations
Christian Y. Cote, Axis Photonique Inc. (Canada)
Daniel Kaplan, Alliage (France)
Marcel A. Bouvier, Medox Electro-Optics, Inc. (United States)
Klaus Eidmann, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)
Joseph S. Tesar, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Jean-Claude Kieffer, INRS-Energie et Materiaux (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3414:
Opto-Contact: Workshop on Technology Transfers, Start-Up Opportunities,and Strategic Alliances
Robert J. L. Corriveau; M. J. Soileau; Michel Auger, Editor(s)

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