18 January 1977 Subpicosecond Proximity-Focused Streak Camera For X-Ray And Visible Light
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Laser-fusion requires diagnostics of high-density, high-temperature plasmas on the pico-second time scale. To this end a proximity-focused streak camera has been under development. An x-ray version of this device has been constructed and tested using x-rays generated by irradiating microballoon targets with a two-beam Nd:glass laser. Results indicate the pro-totype to be of high sensitivity with temporal resolution of 2.5 to 3 ps. Later production cameras based upon this design are expected to give sub-picosecond temoral resolution for both x-ray and visible light. The camera is simple, compact, rugged and vacuum compatible. It has proved 98% reliable in over 350 laser shots. Applications to other disciplines are being studied and will be discussed.
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Albert J. Lieber, H. Dean Sutphin, Clinton B. Webb, "Subpicosecond Proximity-Focused Streak Camera For X-Ray And Visible Light", Proc. SPIE 0094, High Speed Optical Techniques: Developments and Applications, (18 January 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955130; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.955130
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