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21 September 2005 Modular streak camera concept with independent design of electro-optical configuration and electronics
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Streak cameras are typically designed by a top-down concept. Top of the concept is the streak tube technology that is selected to obtain best measurement results for the application specific requirements. As streak tubes vary in physical dimensions and electrical characteristics, streak cameras are designed with different mechanical housings, tube polarisation electronics, sweep units and communication interfaces. This approach leads to a large number of individual and consequently expensive streak cameras. A new streak camera concept allows the integration of different streak tubes to offer more flexibility for specific application requirements but also general needs. The mechanical design provides interfaces for various sweep units, image intensifier units or electro-mechanical shutter devices. The concept supports a modular configuration using plug-in sweep units today only realised with standard streak cameras. Combined with standardised electrical interfaces, the streak camera can be configured for various applications without redesign. This additionally allows the adaptation to vacuum and other demanding environmental conditions.
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Patrick Summ, Bernd Reinke, Manuel Jung, and Wilfried Uhring "Modular streak camera concept with independent design of electro-optical configuration and electronics", Proc. SPIE 5920, Ultrafast X-Ray Detectors, High-Speed Imaging, and Applications, 59200S (21 September 2005);


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