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Diagnosing One Picosecond Duration Ultra-High Brightness Sources
Author(s): P. A. Jaanimagi; D. D. Meyerhofer; M C. Richardson
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Paper Abstract

Building diagnostics for characterizing 1-ps duration ultra-high brightness laser sources and their interaction with solid targets is a very complex task for the streak camera community. Generally, single-shot, 1-ps time resolution, large-dynamic range instrumentation is beyond current capabilities. In this paper, we discuss some of the limitations of present day streak camera technologies. The difficulty of the task is illustrated with some preliminary x-ray streak data from the interaction of a pair of picosecond laser pulses with a Cu target at 2 x 1015 W/cm2.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0981, High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics VI, (1 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948666
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P. A. Jaanimagi, University of Rochester (United States)
D. D. Meyerhofer, University of Rochester (United States)
M C. Richardson, University of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0981:
High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics VI
Gary L. Stradling, Editor(s)

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