14 October 1994 High-frame-rate intensified fast optically shuttered TV cameras with selected imaging applications
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This paper focuses on high speed electronic/electro-optic camera development by the Applied Physics Experiments and Imaging Measurements Group (P-15) of Los Alamos National Laboratory's Physics Division over the last two decades. The evolution of TV and image intensifier sensors and fast readout fast shuttered cameras are discussed. Their use in nuclear, military, and medical imaging applications are presented. Several salient characteristics and anomalies associated with single-pulse and high repetition rate performance of the cameras/sensors are included from earlier studies to emphasize their effects on radiometric accuracy of electronic framing cameras. The Group's test and evaluation capabilities for characterization of imaging type electro-optic sensors and sensor components including Focal Plane Arrays, gated Image Intensifiers, microchannel plates, and phosphors are discussed. Two new unique facilities, the High Speed Solid State Imager Test Station and the Electron Gun Vacuum Test Chamber are described. A summary of the Group's current and developmental camera designs and R&D initiatives are included.
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George J. Yates, Nicholas S. P. King, "High-frame-rate intensified fast optically shuttered TV cameras with selected imaging applications", Proc. SPIE 2273, Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics '94, (14 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.189020; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.189020
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