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Generation Of Ultrafast Optical Fiducials For Shock Wave Experiments
Author(s): Brian W. Dodson
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Paper Abstract

Recent advances in high time-resolution optical diagnostic instrumentation for shock wave experiments in condensed media (especially time-resolved spectroscopy) have resulted in new challenges concerning the timing of such experiments. We present a technique for detecting the passage of a shock wave by the generation of an optical Fiducial signal, which can be detected and recorded directly by the optical recording device (typically a streak camera). This technique, which is based on Stress-Induced Defeat of Total Internal Reflection (SIDTIR), requires only simple apparatus and set up, and offers fiducial transition times as short as 50 psec in a reasonable experimental configuration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 1984
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0427, High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics I, (9 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.936288
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Brian W. Dodson, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)

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

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