24 September 1998 Laser-triggered ultrafast streak camera for the measurement of ultrashort events on the femtosecond time scale
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Abstract
We have developed a new diagnostic that allows accurate time- and space-resolved measurements of low intensity femtosecond light pulses, from the infrared to the hard x- rays. Based on an ultrafast streak camera, this revolutionary tool allows the accumulation of streak traces at rates up to a state-of-the-art 1 kHz which is of great interest to understand the dynamics of ultrafast phenomena in physics and chemistry. Axis Photonique Inc. has commercialized a unique subpicosecond streak camera which was especially developed at INRS-U. of Quebec to record ultrafast events in the x-rays. A laser-triggered sweep unit developed by Medox Electro-Optics Inc. and using high- voltage photoconductive switches designed by Alliage was coupled to the AXIS-PX camera. We present here of the characterization tests performed on a 10 Hz high-power laser at the Max Planck Institut fur Quantenoptik.
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Christian Y. Cote, Daniel Kaplan, Marcel A. Bouvier, Klaus Eidmann, Joseph S. Tesar, Jean-Claude Kieffer, "Laser-triggered ultrafast streak camera for the measurement of ultrashort events on the femtosecond time scale", Proc. SPIE 3414, Opto-Contact: Workshop on Technology Transfers, Start-Up Opportunities,and Strategic Alliances, (24 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.323541; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.323541
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