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Measurement of triggering instabilities of Imacon 500 streak cameras
Author(s): David John Bowley; Philip Rickett; A. V. Babushkin; Nikolai S. Vorobiev; Alexander M. Prokhorov; Mikhail Ya. Schelev
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Paper Abstract

5±lps, spectrally limited optical pulses with less than 0.5% energy instability, generated by hybrid mode-locked, and passive feedback controled YA1O :Nd3 crystal laser were employed for measurements of Imacon 500 streak cameas triggering instabilities. These cameras have operated in streak mode with the streak speed of SxlO9cm/s. Synchronization signal was produced with the help of a standard avalanche photodiode. Due to very high stability of the utilized picosecond laser pulses, it was possible to measure with few picosecond accuracy the jitter variation of Imacon 500 cameras. It was found that for some of them, the triggering jitter does not exceed lOps RMS. In the present communication we will discuss jitter dependence on triggering pulse amplitude, as well as on the mains voltage variations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1358, 19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24054
Show Author Affiliations
David John Bowley, Hadland Photonics Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Philip Rickett, Hadland Photonics Ltd. (United Kingdom)
A. V. Babushkin, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Nikolai S. Vorobiev, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Alexander M. Prokhorov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Mikhail Ya. Schelev, General Physics Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1358:
19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Peter W. W. Fuller, Editor(s)

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