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Principles Of Streak And Framing Photography By Frequency-Encoding On A Chirped Pulse
Author(s): R. S. Marjoribanks; P. A. Jaanimagi; M. C. Richardson
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Paper Abstract

A frequency-chirped optical pulse provides a natural mapping between time and wavelength. We propose to utilize this correspondence to impress the time-dependence of transmissivity of a sample cell onto the spectrally-varying intensity of a frequency-chirped optical probe. The time-dependent transmissivity encoded this way would then be subsequently recovered from the time-integrated spectrum of the probe. Retaining one dimension of spatial resolution, the technique would produce an optical streak camera of potentially very high time resolution (better than 200 fs); other modifications would produce an optical framing camera having frame times less than 10 ps. Application is not limited to the optical regime: use with x rays is discussed, along with applications to different optical sample cells and detector cells.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1986
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0693, High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics IV, (8 December 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.936733
Show Author Affiliations
R. S. Marjoribanks, University of Rochester (United States)
P. A. Jaanimagi, University of Rochester (United States)
M. C. Richardson, University of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0693:
High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics IV
Bernard G. Ponseggi, Editor(s)

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