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High-Speed Photography For Plasma Physics Research
Author(s): Eugene B. Turner
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Paper Abstract

For short duration plasmas, such as high-current theta and zeta pinches, it is necessary to use very short exposures to photograph the plasmas. These plasmas are very luminous, so there is sufficient right for sub-microsecond exposures. Several types of cameras were used. These include Kerr cell, image converter, framing and streak cameras. The Kerr cell camera takes only one picture, while the framing camera can take 25 pictures at the rate of 4 X 106 per second. Examples of plasma photography will be shown, and the unique advantages and problems with each type of camera will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1970
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0022, Photo-Optical Instrumentation: Present & Future Developments, (1 June 1970); doi: 10.1117/12.953446
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Eugene B. Turner, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0022:
Photo-Optical Instrumentation: Present & Future Developments
Eugene B. Turner; Tsuneyoshi Uyemura, Editor(s)

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