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Profiling Focused CO[sub]2[/sub] High Energy Laser (HEL),Usec Pulses With A Pyroelectric Vidicon Camera
Author(s): Steven H. Mersch; James S. Harris; Donald L. Mullen
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the capabilities and limitations of a pyroelectric vidicon camera used to profile 10 lisec CO2 laser pulses. Points examined include dynamic range, signal-to-noise ratio capabilities, spatial resolution capabilities, uniformity of sensitivity, maximum faceplate irradiance, and required EMI and RF shielding. The relationship between camera performance and pulse length is also discussed. Samples of data acquired and requirements of an adequate data processing system are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 December 1980
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0246, Contemporary Infrared Sensors and Instruments, (3 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959370
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Steven H. Mersch, University of Dayton (United States)
James S. Harris, University of Dayton (United States)
Donald L. Mullen, University of Dayton (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0246:
Contemporary Infrared Sensors and Instruments
Herbert Kaplan; Frederic M. Zweibaum, Editor(s)

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