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1 March 1974 Picosecond Image Converter Streak Cameras For Laser Diagnostics
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The requirements and techniques for time resolved (<1 nsec) diagnostics of laser pulses are reviewed. The advantages and limitations of applying gated image converter streak cameras to the problem of laser pulse diagnostics are discussed. The design and operation of a unique 10-psec time resolution streak camera is described. The compact size of the camera results primarily from the use of a micro-channel tube for image intensification. Optically triggered avalanche transistor circuits provide reliable, low jitter electronic operation of the streak tube. The S-1 photocathode response allows direct measurement of neodymium laser pulses. Examples of the uses of streak cameras for laser diagnostics and the data obtained are presented. Comments on additional applications and the development of streak cameras with extended capabilities are included.
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Lamar W. Coleman "Picosecond Image Converter Streak Cameras For Laser Diagnostics", Proc. SPIE 0042, Image Intensifiers: Technology, Performance, Requirements, and Applications, (1 March 1974);

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