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A New Versatile Picosecond Streak Camera
Author(s): A. E. Huston; K. Helbrough
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Paper Abstract

To be commercially viable, a picosecond streak camera design must be sufficiently versatile to accept a variety of streak tubes, inten-sifier tubes, electronic circuit systems, etc., without difficulty, and a new camera has been developed with this feature as a major aim. A component part of this is a film transport mechanism which accepts standard 35mm cassettes, but may be operated at potentials up to 20 Kv above ground; this permits various intensifier tubes to be used, with their cathodes at ground potential, and with the film in contact with the fibre-optic screen face-plate of the tube. The SYNCHROSCAN system, enabling repetitive weak light sources to be recorded on a picosecond time scale, is one of the electronic options available with the camera.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 1979
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0189, 13th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (27 July 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957633
Show Author Affiliations
A. E. Huston, Hadland-Photonics Ltd. (U.K.)
K. Helbrough, Hadland-Photonics Ltd. (U.K.)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0189:
13th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics
Shin-Ichi Hyodo, Editor(s)

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