Studies related to detonics, shock-loaded materials and explosive pulse power require timing sensors. These sensors produce timing information that enables researchers to determine the time-resolved profile of a moving wave or surface due to a dynamic deformation. The sensors may also be used as trigger signals for other diagnostic instrumentation.
Jacques G. Lefebvre,
Robert F. Benjamin,
"Photonic timing sensors", Proc. SPIE 0648, Photonics: High Bandwidth Analog Applications, (13 August 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964539; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.964539