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24 April 2019 First x-ray test of the Icarus nanosecond-gated camera
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The Icarus camera system, combining a sensor developed by Sandia and readout electronics by LLNL, provides 0.5 Hz bursts of four frames with 3 ns separation. The sensor has 1024×512 25 μm pixels and is 25 μm thick. The system was developed for single line-of-sight measurements at the ns time scale for electrons and X-rays at facilities such as NIF. We report on initial tests of the Icarus system with hard X-rays pulse pairs with nanosecond time spacings at the LCLS, a newly available beam mode. We describe noise, gate profiles, gain, cross-talk, persistence, linearity, and quantum efficiency for the first version of the sensor. We present evidence of the suitability of the system for science measurements at a free electron laser with an X-ray pump X-ray probe experiment. We expect further developments of the technology to allow use of 350 ps bunch separation from the LCLS accelerator and, with a pulsed delay tube like DIXIE, to eventually reach sub-25 ps time-resolved X-ray imaging of processes such as plasma evolution.
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Philip A. Hart, Arthur Carpenter, Liam Claus, Daniel Damiani, Matthew Dayton, Franz-Josef Decker, Arianna Gleason, Philip Heimann, Emily Hurd, Emma McBride, Silke Nelson, Marcos Sanchez, Sanghoon Song, and Diling Zhu "First x-ray test of the Icarus nanosecond-gated camera", Proc. SPIE 11038, X-Ray Free-Electron Lasers: Advances in Source Development and Instrumentation V, 110380Q (24 April 2019);


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