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Picosecond X-Ray Chronoscopy
Author(s): D. Landheer; W. Sibbett; M. H. Key; M. J. Lamb; C. S.L. Lewis; J. Lunney
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Paper Abstract

Improvements in the time resolution of an ultrafast streak-camera for vacuum UV to x-radiation are described. Pin hole optics were used to image the x-rays from a 100 4m laser-produced plasma onto the gold photocathode of the camera. The plasmas were produced by focusing single, amplified (80 mJ) pulses from a mode-locked Nd: glass oscillator on to a copper target. A temporal resolution of <22 psec has been demonstrated in both the oblique and normal incidence modes of operation of the tube. Limits on the ultimate resolution are discussed and a new design for the electron optics of the image tube, which may overcome these limitations, is proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1977
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0097, 12th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography, (14 September 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955218
Show Author Affiliations
D. Landheer, Imperial College of Science and Technology (London)
W. Sibbett, Imperial College of Science and Technology (London)
M. H. Key, The Queen's University of Belfast (Ireland)
M. J. Lamb, The Queen's University of Belfast (Ireland)
C. S.L. Lewis, The Queen's University of Belfast (Ireland)
J. Lunney, The Queen's University of Belfast (Ireland)


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

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