Translator Disclaimer
18 January 1977 Subpicosecond Proximity-Focused Streak Camera For X-Ray And Visible Light
Author Affiliations +
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.
© (1977) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Albert J. Lieber, H. Dean Sutphin, and 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);


Picosecond Soft X-Ray Streak Camera
Proceedings of SPIE (June 06 1989)
P 600 650 X Ray Streak Camera With Optimized Spatio...
Proceedings of SPIE (February 28 1983)
Application of an x-ray framing camera in ICF diagnostic
Proceedings of SPIE (April 22 2001)
Beam diagnostics challenges for future FELs
Proceedings of SPIE (May 14 1997)
Picosecond X-Ray Spectral Studies
Proceedings of SPIE (September 13 1977)

Back to Top