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Title: Picosecond optical shutter for particle detection

Abstract

Characteristics of an optical shutter utilizing Kerr effect induced by picosecond laser pulses in carbon disulfide are studied experimentally. The shutter has a gate time of 4.5 to 5 ps full width at half-maximum and a transmission of approximately 15 percent at a wavelength 0.53 $mu$m. Such an ultrafast shutter can be used as an optical signal gate in a sampling detection scheme that has picosecond time-resolution. The picosecond optical detection scheme is envisioned to have applications in experimental high-energy physics such as to time-resolve ultrashort Cherenkov or synchrotron radiation emitted by relativistic particles. Methods of synchronizing a laser-activated Kerr shutter with a particle accelerator or synchrotron are discussed. (auth)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
California Univ., Berkeley (USA). Lawrence Berkeley Lab.
OSTI Identifier:
4146026
Report Number(s):
LBL-4255
NSA Number:
NSA-33-012148
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-76
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
N46140* -Instrumentation-Radiation Detection Instruments- High Energy Physics Instrumentation; 440104* -Instrumentation-Radiation Instrumentation-High Energy Physics Instrumentation; *BEAM MONITORS; *CHERENKOV COUNTERS- OPTICAL EQUIPMENT; *OPTICAL EQUIPMENT; CARBON SULFIDES; KERR EFFECT; LASER RADIATION; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS; SYNCHROTRON RADIATION; TIME RESOLUTION; TIMING PROPERTIES

Citation Formats

Fan, B, Gee, C M, and Shapiro, G. Picosecond optical shutter for particle detection. United States: N. p., 1975. Web. doi:10.2172/4146026.
Fan, B, Gee, C M, & Shapiro, G. Picosecond optical shutter for particle detection. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/4146026
Fan, B, Gee, C M, and Shapiro, G. 1975. "Picosecond optical shutter for particle detection". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/4146026. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4146026.
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title = {Picosecond optical shutter for particle detection},
author = {Fan, B and Gee, C M and Shapiro, G},
abstractNote = {Characteristics of an optical shutter utilizing Kerr effect induced by picosecond laser pulses in carbon disulfide are studied experimentally. The shutter has a gate time of 4.5 to 5 ps full width at half-maximum and a transmission of approximately 15 percent at a wavelength 0.53 $mu$m. Such an ultrafast shutter can be used as an optical signal gate in a sampling detection scheme that has picosecond time-resolution. The picosecond optical detection scheme is envisioned to have applications in experimental high-energy physics such as to time-resolve ultrashort Cherenkov or synchrotron radiation emitted by relativistic particles. Methods of synchronizing a laser-activated Kerr shutter with a particle accelerator or synchrotron are discussed. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4146026},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/4146026}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1975},
month = {4}
}