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Ten Million Frame Per Second IR Videography
Author(s): Rex W. Goranson
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Paper Abstract

The Directed Energy Group at BDM Albuauercrue, in cooperation with and for the Directed Energy Directorate of the U.S. Army, MICOM, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama, has deve-loped a concept to achieve an effective ten million frames-per-second infrared videography for intensity distribution diagnostics of high power CO2 laser pulses. The concept uses separate pyroelectric surfaces, either vidicons or self-scanning arrays, for each desired frame of data. The pyroelectric surface acts as analog storage of the image until such time as it can be digitized and read into data storage between laser pulses. Each pyroelectric surface is shuttered in sequence by Pockels cells, with adjust-able shutter "on" times and frame-to-frame timing as short as 100 nanoseconds.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 1984
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0427, High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics I, (9 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.936258
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Rex W. Goranson, The BDM Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0427:
High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics I
Dennis L. Paisley, Editor(s)

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