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Femtosecond streak tubes designing, manufacturing, and testing
Author(s): Valentina P. Degtyareva; Vladimir S. Belolipetskii; Gennadii I. Bryukhnevich; Svetlana R. Ivanova; Galina P. Levina; Valentina A. Makushina; Nadejda D. Polikarkina; Zoya M. Semichastnova; Mikhail Ya. Schelev
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Paper Abstract

New generation of streak tubes intended for single-shot and synchroscan operations with femtosecond time resolution was computer modelled, designed, manufactured, tested and adopted for further application in laser research. The developed PV-FS type tubes provide close to 100 fs-time resolution in single-shot streak mode. It is important to note that the PV-FS tubes may be equipped with Peltier cooled S1-photocathodes and their spectral sensitivity may cover the range of 115 - 1550 nm. The developed photocathodes have very low surface resistance (tens of Ohm per square unit). New tubes offer a high (more than 50 line pairs/mm) spatial resolution when recording ultrafast optical images with femtosecond time resolution. Due to keeping the PV-FS external geometry similar to the well-known PV-type tubes it becomes possible to install new devices into available streak cameras (AGAT, Imacon 500, etc.).

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4948, 25th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.516876
Show Author Affiliations
Valentina P. Degtyareva, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Vladimir S. Belolipetskii, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Gennadii I. Bryukhnevich, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Svetlana R. Ivanova, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Galina P. Levina, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Valentina A. Makushina, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Nadejda D. Polikarkina, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Zoya M. Semichastnova, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Mikhail Ya. Schelev, General Physics Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4948:
25th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Claude Cavailler; Graham P. Haddleton; Manfred Hugenschmidt, Editor(s)

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