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Pico-Femtosecond Image Converter Tubes
Author(s): I. G. Barannik; G. I. Bryukhnevitch; A. M. Prokhorov; M. Ya. Schelev
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Paper Abstract

A brief historical review of temporal-analyzing image converter tubes(ICT) development in our country is presented. Some recent results in designing and manufacturing of the tubes capable to operate in visible, near infrared, ultraviolet and soft X-ray spectral regions are given. There is a great variety of the available image converter tubes which provide pico and femtosecond temporal resolution in circular, single streak and synchroscan mode of operation, as well as picosecond resolution in single and multiframe photography. High technical parameters of the created tubes ensure their successful application for high speed events recording in laser and plasma physics research, solid state and semiconductor physics, nonlinear and fibre optics, microelectronics and optical computing, laser ranging, mind/brains imaging, and so on. Further directions in designing of completely new type of temporal-analysing image converter tubes, will be outlined, while the special attention will be drawn to the tubes with the electron beam sensitive CCD detectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 1989
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1032, 18th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (7 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.969070
Show Author Affiliations
I. G. Barannik, All-union Institute for Optical and Physical Measurements (USSR)
G. I. Bryukhnevitch, All-union Institute for Optical and Physical Measurements (USSR)
A. M. Prokhorov, USSR Academy of Sciences (USSR)
M. Ya. Schelev, USSR Academy of Sciences (USSR)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1032:
18th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics
DaHeng Wang, Editor(s)

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