10 June 2006 Research on a solid state-streak camera based on an electro-optic crystal
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Proceedings Volume 6344, Advanced Laser Technologies 2005; 63440B (2006) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.693428
Event: Advanced Laser Technologies 2005, 2005, Tianjin, China
With excellent temporal resolution ranging from nanosecond to sub-picoseconds, a streak camera is widely utilized in measuring ultrafast light phenomena, such as detecting synchrotron radiation, examining inertial confinement fusion target, and making measurements of laser-induced discharge. In combination with appropriate optics or spectroscope, the streak camera delivers intensity vs. position (or wavelength) information on the ultrafast process. The current streak camera is based on a sweep electric pulse and an image converting tube with a wavelength-sensitive photocathode ranging from the x-ray to near infrared region. This kind of streak camera is comparatively costly and complex. This paper describes the design and performance of a new-style streak camera based on an electro-optic crystal with large electro-optic coefficient. Crystal streak camera accomplishes the goal of time resolution by direct photon beam deflection using the electro-optic effect which can replace the current streak camera from the visible to near infrared region. After computer-aided simulation, we design a crystal streak camera which has the potential of time resolution between 1ns and 10ns.Some further improvements in sweep electric circuits, a crystal with a larger electro-optic coefficient, for example LN (γ33=33.6×10-12m/v) and the optimal optic system may lead to better time resolution less than 1ns.
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Chen Wang, Chen Wang, Baiyu Liu, Baiyu Liu, Yonglin Bai, Yonglin Bai, Xiaohong Bai, Xiaohong Bai, Jinshou Tian, Jinshou Tian, Wenzheng Yang, Wenzheng Yang, Ouyang Xian, Ouyang Xian, } "Research on a solid state-streak camera based on an electro-optic crystal", Proc. SPIE 6344, Advanced Laser Technologies 2005, 63440B (10 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.693428; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.693428

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