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A Soft X-Ray Streak Camera For Laser-Plasma Interaction Studies
Author(s): G. D. Tsakiris
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Paper Abstract

The design details and performance characteristics of two soft x-ray streak camera systems developed at Max-Planck Institut fur Quantenoptik are reported. The main design considerations are compactness, versatility and reliability. The camera consists of an image converter tube, an image intensifier and data recording unit . Both systems are equipped with open all metal image converter tube of our own design. The first system (XRSC-I) has a Photochron type electron-optical design and its image converter tube is optically coupled to a four-stage magnetically focused image intensifier. The electron-optical design of the second system (XRSC-II) is simpler and uses equidiameter cylindrical electrodes. Furthermore, its image intensifier is electrostatically focused with channel plates and fiber-optic windows. The x-ray streak camera systems have been combined with a free standing transmission grating for time-resolved x-ray spectroscopy of laser-produced plasmas. Results from these experiments are presented to illustrate the usefulness of the instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 1989
PDF: 22 pages
Proc. SPIE 1032, 18th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (7 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.969231
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G. D. Tsakiris, Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik (Federal Republic of Germany)


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

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