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Title: Cerenkov electrooptic shutter

Abstract

A system which couples Cerenkov emission with a gated electrooptic effect to allow viewing of Cerenkov radiation in sub nanosecond time-scales is disclosed. Cerenkov radiation is generated by transmitting an electron beam through a transparent medium with a high index of refraction. The Cerenkov radiation is then gated into a sample pulse of subanosecond duration by an electrooptic crystal which has an index of refraction controlled by an electric field. the electrooptic crystal is opaque to the Cerenkov radiation until receiving a 6.0 kV voltage for about 750 picoseconds, upon which a pulsed sample of Cerenkov radiation is transmitted to a display system.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Paris, FR)
  2. (Brookline, MA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
866984
Patent Number(s):
4835391
Application Number:
07/068,977
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Secretary of Air (Washington, DC) OSTI
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
cerenkov; electrooptic; shutter; couples; emission; gated; effect; allow; viewing; radiation; nanosecond; time-scales; disclosed; generated; transmitting; electron; beam; transparent; medium; index; refraction; sample; pulse; subanosecond; duration; crystal; controlled; electric; field; opaque; receiving; kv; voltage; 750; picoseconds; pulsed; transmitted; display; sample pulse; electric field; electron beam; cerenkov radiation; /250/359/

Citation Formats

Hartemann, Frederick, and Bekefi, George. Cerenkov electrooptic shutter. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Hartemann, Frederick, & Bekefi, George. Cerenkov electrooptic shutter. United States.
Hartemann, Frederick, and Bekefi, George. Tue . "Cerenkov electrooptic shutter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866984.
@article{osti_866984,
title = {Cerenkov electrooptic shutter},
author = {Hartemann, Frederick and Bekefi, George},
abstractNote = {A system which couples Cerenkov emission with a gated electrooptic effect to allow viewing of Cerenkov radiation in sub nanosecond time-scales is disclosed. Cerenkov radiation is generated by transmitting an electron beam through a transparent medium with a high index of refraction. The Cerenkov radiation is then gated into a sample pulse of subanosecond duration by an electrooptic crystal which has an index of refraction controlled by an electric field. the electrooptic crystal is opaque to the Cerenkov radiation until receiving a 6.0 kV voltage for about 750 picoseconds, upon which a pulsed sample of Cerenkov radiation is transmitted to a display system.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {5}
}

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