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Photoelectronic Streak-Tube Technology Review
Author(s): C. B. Johnson
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Paper Abstract

It was Courtney-Pratt's use of a deflectable image converter in l949, for measuring the high-speed optical characteristics of explosives, which first allowed the sub-microsecond time domain to be penetrated. Since that time,important applications have arisen for high speed chronography detectors and instruments in fields such as biology, chemistry, communications, materials sciences, nuclear physics and quantum electronics. At the present time, advances in the understanding of basic high-speed physical processes in these and other fields are proceeding hand-in-hand with advances in the technology of high-speed photography. In addition, high-speed detector improvements allow new tasks to be performed or greater accuracy to be obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 1977
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0094, High Speed Optical Techniques: Developments and Applications, (18 January 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955131
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C. B. Johnson, ITT Electro-Optical Products Division (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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