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Subpicosecond Proximity-Focused Streak Camera For X-Ray And Visible Light
Author(s): Albert J. Lieber; H. Dean Sutphin; Clinton B. Webb
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Paper Abstract

Laser-fusion requires diagnostics of high-density, high-temperature plasmas on the pico-second time scale. To this end a proximity-focused streak camera has been under development. An x-ray version of this device has been constructed and tested using x-rays generated by irradiating microballoon targets with a two-beam Nd:glass laser. Results indicate the pro-totype to be of high sensitivity with temporal resolution of 2.5 to 3 ps. Later production cameras based upon this design are expected to give sub-picosecond temoral resolution for both x-ray and visible light. The camera is simple, compact, rugged and vacuum compatible. It has proved 98% reliable in over 350 laser shots. Applications to other disciplines are being studied and will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 1977
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0094, High Speed Optical Techniques: Developments and Applications, (18 January 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955130
Show Author Affiliations
Albert J. Lieber, University of California (United States)
H. Dean Sutphin, University of California (United States)
Clinton B. Webb, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0094:
High Speed Optical Techniques: Developments and Applications
Michel A. Duguay; Richard K. Petersen, Editor(s)

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