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A Magnetically Focused Photoelectronic Streak Camera Tube
Author(s): C. B. Johnson; J. M. Abraham; E. H. Eberhardt
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Paper Abstract

There are several reasons for considering a photoelectronic streak-camera tube utilizing a magnetic electron lens. The high limiting spatial resolution of the magnetic lens offers the potential of achieving high technical time resolution. Also, the magnetic lens allows the use of large active diameter planar and mutually parallel photocathode, acceleration mesh and electron target components. The principal design characteristics of a one-loop-focus magnetic streak-tube having electric field deflection plates are described. Operation in uniform and non-uniform magnetic focus fields is discussed. It is shown that maximum deflection sensitivity is achieved for deflection plates situated at the electron beam focus antinode, and that the output trace is then normal to the deflection electric field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1977
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0097, 12th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography, (14 September 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955192
Show Author Affiliations
C. B. Johnson, ITT/Electro-Optical Products Division (United States)
J. M. Abraham, ITT/Electro-Optical Products Division (United States)
E. H. Eberhardt, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0097:
12th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography
Martin C. Richardson, Editor(s)

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