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Subpicosecond recording with a new versatile streak camera design
Author(s): David John Bowley; J. Beeley; M. Pittock
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the processes involved in taking a new concept streak camera through the evaluation stages to the proof of performance point and demonstrates sub 400 fS resolution in single shot mode. Many designs of streak tube have been proposed in the period since the arrival of the laser as a fundamental research tool. Each iteration in design results some improvement in one more operational parameters pushing the time resolution and dynamic range barriers forward. The Femto-chron streak tube used in the FS 300 streak camera is the most recent design from a well known group in the field comprising of St Andrews University, Hadland Photonics and Photek Ltd and was part funded by a LINK award from the U.K. Government's Department of Trade and Industry. This design offers an advanced specification capable of both synchroscan and single shot operation and has the potential for operation in the sub 250 fS region. Prototype tubes have already shown sub picosecond performance in both modes of operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2869, 22nd International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (28 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.273437
Show Author Affiliations
David John Bowley, Hadland Photonics Ltd. (United Kingdom)
J. Beeley, Hadland Photonics Ltd. (United Kingdom)
M. Pittock, Hadland Photonics Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2869:
22nd International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Dennis L. Paisley; ALan M. Frank, Editor(s)

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