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Design considerations for a time-resolved tomographic diagnostic at DARHT
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Paper Abstract

An instrument has been developed to acquire time-resolved tomographic data from the electron beam at the DARHT [Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test] facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The instrument contains four optical lines of sight that view a single tilted object. The lens design optically integrates along one optical axis for each line of sight. These images are relayed via fiber optic arrays to streak cameras, and the recorded streaks are used to reconstruct the original two-dimensional data. Installation of this instrument into the facility requires automation of both the optomechanical adjustments and calibration of the instrument in a constrained space. Additional design considerations include compound tilts on the object and image planes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6289, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization IX, 628916 (5 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.681157
Show Author Affiliations
Morris I. Kaufman, NSTec (United States)
Daniel Frayer, NSTec (United States)
Wendi Dreesen, NSTec (United States)
Douglas Johnson, NSTec (United States)
Alfred Meidinger, NSTec (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6289:
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization IX
José M. Sasian; Mary G. Turner, Editor(s)

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