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The Picotron 100 A New Picosecond Image Converter Tube With A High Dynamic Range
Author(s): S. Majumdar; P. Jaanimagi; M. C. Richardson
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Paper Abstract

The performance of a new picosecond streak tube, the Picotron 100, is described. The tube has a low and variable electron optical magnification. For the first time, time resolution of 80 picoseconds with a useful dynamic range of 20 is obtained from a single stage streak tube. By using intensifiers, a dynamic range as high as 120, at 5 picoseconds time resolution, is reported, also for the first time. A dynamic range of greater than 1200 was obtained from a 25 picosecond pulse when the technical time resolution was set at 6 picoseconds. These results, which are better than any so far reported, have been made feasible by reducing the electron-optical magnification of the streak tube.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 1979
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0189, 13th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (27 July 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957706
Show Author Affiliations
S. Majumdar, Delli Delti Limited (England)
P. Jaanimagi, National Research Council (Canada)
M. C. Richardson, National Research Council (Canada)


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

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