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Optical Probes For The Characterization Of Surface Breakdown
Author(s): W. R. Donaldson
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Paper Abstract

A novel technique is presented for the characterization of surface electric fields. The technique uses the electro-optic Pockels effect. An electro-optic crystal is placed in the fringing field above the surface to be monitored and is probed with a short optical pulse. The modulated optical pulse is imaged onto a detector array to produce a map of the surface field. This technique can be exploited to study surface breakdown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0871, Space Structures, Power, and Power Conditioning, (6 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943648
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W. R. Donaldson, University of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0871:
Space Structures, Power, and Power Conditioning
Raymond F. Askew, Editor(s)

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