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A high-speed four-wavelength infrared pyrometer for low-temperature shock physics experiments
Author(s): A. Seifter; K. Boboridis; J. R. Payton; A. W. Obst
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Paper Abstract

In addition to the standard problems associated with contactless temperature measurements, pyrometry in shock physics experiments has many additional concerns. These include background temperatures which are often higher than the substrate temperature, non-uniform sample temperature due to hotspots and ejecta, fast sample motion up to several km.s-1, fast-changing sample emissivity at shock breakout, and very short measurement times. We have designed a four channel, high speed near-infrared (NIR) pyrometer for measurements in the 400 to 1000K blackbody temperature range. The front end optics are specific to each experiment, utilizing preferably reflective optics in order to mitigate spectral dispersion. Next-generation instruments under development are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 March 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5580, 26th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (17 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.571456
Show Author Affiliations
A. Seifter, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
K. Boboridis, Skufa 10 (Greece)
J. R. Payton, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
A. W. Obst, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5580:
26th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Dennis L. Paisley; Stuart Kleinfelder; Donald R. Snyder; Brian J. Thompson, Editor(s)

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