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Performance improvements of PCDs for measuring x-ray bang time
Author(s): Joseph R. Kimbrough; A. G. MacPhee; P. M. Bell; S. R. Burns; J. M. Parker
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Paper Abstract

The National Ignition Facility South Pole Bang Time diagnostic uses polycrystalline diamond photoconductive detectors to measure x-ray bang time on capsule implosion shots. The original Laboratory for Laser Energetics PCD design was redesigned to eliminate ringing near the peak of the impulse response, and provide 30 picosecond resolution. The detector design, performance and x-ray laser impulse response tests used to characterize the detector are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8505, Target Diagnostics Physics and Engineering for Inertial Confinement Fusion, 850506 (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.930551
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph R. Kimbrough, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
A. G. MacPhee, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
P. M. Bell, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
S. R. Burns, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
J. M. Parker, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8505:
Target Diagnostics Physics and Engineering for Inertial Confinement Fusion
Perry Bell; Gary P. Grim, Editor(s)

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