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Phosphor Non-Linearities In Picosecond Streak Cameras
Author(s): S. Majumdar; Samprasad Majumdar; Yuri Serdyuchenko; Valeri Platonov
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Paper Abstract

Phosphor nonlinearities in streak cameras are evaluated by experimental photometric calibration of streak tubes and other image intensifiers by using optical pulses of duration 100ps, 10 ns amd 10 ms. The results confirm that there is a serious loss of efficiency of the phosphor when excited by electron pulses of duration 10 ns or shorter. P-11 phosphors showed an efficiency of 1.85% at 100 ps while P-20 phosphor showed 1.2% efficiency at the same temporal excitation. At 10 ms excitation, the efficiencies were 7.41% and 7.47% respectively. The phosphor efficiencies for short pulse excitation remained unaltered at this low value for intensity levels ranging over four decades.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1155, Ultrahigh Speed and High Speed Photography, Photonics, and Videography '89: Seventh in a Series, (17 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.962440
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S. Majumdar, Delli Delti Ltd (England)
Samprasad Majumdar, Delli Delti Ltd (England)
Yuri Serdyuchenko, General Physics Institue (USSR)
Valeri Platonov, General Physics Institue (USSR)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1155:
Ultrahigh Speed and High Speed Photography, Photonics, and Videography '89: Seventh in a Series
Gary L. Stradling, Editor(s)

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