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Characterization Of A Large-Format, High-Fidelity, Picosecond, Optical Streak Camera
Author(s): Mark Lowry; Greg Lancaster; Don Jander; Erna Grasz; Bob Simpson; Richard Lerche; Bryan Rickard; C. Imhoff
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Paper Abstract

We have completed preliminary characterizations of a new 3-grid, large-format, ITT1 streak camera tube operating with about a 2.3-kV extraction voltage. We have found that the best attainable impulse response is 10 ps at low input intensity. However, the impulse response increases to only 30 ps with an increase of nearly three orders of magnitude in input intensity. Further, the spatial resolution remains greater than 5 line pairs/mm at 50% contrast over these three orders of magnitude of input intensity. We have also done preliminary computational modeling of the tube's temporal response as a function of focus voltage, illumina-tion spot size, and wavelength.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0832, High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics V, (4 February 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.942236
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Mark Lowry, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)
Greg Lancaster, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)
Don Jander, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)
Erna Grasz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)
Bob Simpson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)
Richard Lerche, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)
Bryan Rickard, Test and Measurement Systems, Inc. (United States)
C. Imhoff, Thomson CSF (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0832:
High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics V
Howard C. Johnson, Editor(s)

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