29 August 2017 Pulsed x-ray sources for characterization of gated framing cameras
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Gated X-ray framing cameras are used to measure important characteristics of inertial confinement fusion (ICF) implosions such as size and symmetry, with ~50 ps time resolution in two dimensions. A pulsed source of hard (>8 keV) X-rays, would be a valuable calibration device, for example for gain-droop measurements of the variation in sensitivity of the gated strips. We have explored the requirements for such a source and a variety of options that could meet these requirements. We find that a small-size dense plasma focus machine could be a practical single-shot X-ray source for this application if timing uncertainties can be overcome.
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Catalin V. Filip, Catalin V. Filip, Jeffrey A. Koch, Jeffrey A. Koch, Richard R. Freeman, Richard R. Freeman, James A. King, James A. King, } "Pulsed x-ray sources for characterization of gated framing cameras", Proc. SPIE 10390, Target Diagnostics Physics and Engineering for Inertial Confinement Fusion VI, 103900E (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2275508; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2275508


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