17 January 1990 Integration Of A Gated Microchannel Plate Detector Into The Nova Laser System
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In recent years the measurements of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) target dynamics using x-ray imaging have grown in both quality and quantity. One instrument being used increasingly at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Nova facility is the Gated X-Ray Imager. This imager uses a microchannel plate as detector, amplifier, and gating element to allow x-ray photographs with aperture times under 100 ps. In anticipation of as many as 16 imagers installed on Nova within the next year, an electronic control system has been developed. This system simplifies operator interface when in a "stand-alone" mode while synchronizing with the Nova sequence clock when in the "shot" mode. The system is also expected to be fully integrated into the Nova computer system within the next year. This will allow remote parameter input and the monitoring and archiving of system status.
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J. D. Wiedwald, J. D. Wiedwald, R. L. Hanks, R. L. Hanks, G. L. Tietbohl, G. L. Tietbohl, D. O. Bishop, D. O. Bishop, G. D. Power, G. D. Power, F. R. Kelly, F. R. Kelly, P. M . Bell, P. M . Bell, "Integration Of A Gated Microchannel Plate Detector Into The Nova Laser System", Proc. SPIE 1155, Ultrahigh Speed and High Speed Photography, Photonics, and Videography '89: Seventh in a Series, (17 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.962458; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.962458

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