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Title: Timing between streak cameras with a precision of 10 ps

Abstract

The laser beams irradiating a target at the Nova laser facility comprise a set of ten simultaneous events. Two streak cameras, whose resolutions are 40 ps, record the power history for each beam, five beams to a camera; their time bases are cross-timed with a fiducial pulse. Analysis of data recorded for target experiments conducted over a six month period show the precision for cross-timing signals between two streak cameras to be {plus minus}9 ps and for characterizing a single temporal feature of a pulse to be {plus minus}5 ps. Beam synchronization at the end of six months was within 20 ps of the synchronization at the beginning of the experiments. A beam timing shift greater than 25 ps can be detected on a single laser shot; shifts of 10 to 20 ps require several shots to detect. 2 refs., 6 figs.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE/DP
OSTI Identifier:
6428341
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-104877; CONF-900756-55
ON: DE91005266
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 34. SPIE annual international technical symposium on optical and optoelectronic applied science and engineering, San Diego, CA (USA), 8-13 Jul 1990
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; LASER TARGETS; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; STREAK CAMERAS; SYNCHRONIZATION; ICF DEVICES; NOVA FACILITY; TIME RESOLUTION; CAMERAS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; RADIATION DETECTORS; RESOLUTION; TARGETS; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; TIMING PROPERTIES; 700208* - Fusion Power Plant Technology- Inertial Confinement Technology; 700102 - Fusion Energy- Plasma Research- Diagnostics

Citation Formats

Lerche, R A. Timing between streak cameras with a precision of 10 ps. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Lerche, R A. Timing between streak cameras with a precision of 10 ps. United States.
Lerche, R A. Fri . "Timing between streak cameras with a precision of 10 ps". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6428341.
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abstractNote = {The laser beams irradiating a target at the Nova laser facility comprise a set of ten simultaneous events. Two streak cameras, whose resolutions are 40 ps, record the power history for each beam, five beams to a camera; their time bases are cross-timed with a fiducial pulse. Analysis of data recorded for target experiments conducted over a six month period show the precision for cross-timing signals between two streak cameras to be {plus minus}9 ps and for characterizing a single temporal feature of a pulse to be {plus minus}5 ps. Beam synchronization at the end of six months was within 20 ps of the synchronization at the beginning of the experiments. A beam timing shift greater than 25 ps can be detected on a single laser shot; shifts of 10 to 20 ps require several shots to detect. 2 refs., 6 figs.},
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year = {1990},
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