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Title: Laser pulse sampler

Abstract

The Laser Pulse Sampler (LPS) measures temporal pulse shape without the problems of a streak camera. Unlike the streak camera, the laser pulse directly illuminates a camera in the LPS, i.e., no additional equipment or energy conversions are required. The LPS has several advantages over streak cameras. The dynamic range of the LPS is limited only by the range of its camera, which for a cooled camera can be as high as 16 bits, i.e., 65,536. The LPS costs less because there are fewer components, and those components can be mass produced. The LPS is easier to calibrate and maintain because there is only one energy conversion, i.e., photons to electrons, in the camera.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Fremont, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
871444
Patent Number(s):
5732172
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Oakland, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
laser; pulse; sampler; lps; measures; temporal; shape; streak; camera; unlike; directly; illuminates; additional; equipment; energy; conversions; required; advantages; cameras; dynamic; range; limited; cooled; 16; bits; 65; 536; costs; fewer; components; mass; produced; easier; calibrate; maintain; conversion; photons; electrons; streak cameras; streak camera; pulse shape; dynamic range; laser pulse; energy conversion; pulse sampler; mass produced; /385/250/

Citation Formats

Vann, Charles. Laser pulse sampler. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Vann, Charles. Laser pulse sampler. United States.
Vann, Charles. Thu . "Laser pulse sampler". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871444.
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author = {Vann, Charles},
abstractNote = {The Laser Pulse Sampler (LPS) measures temporal pulse shape without the problems of a streak camera. Unlike the streak camera, the laser pulse directly illuminates a camera in the LPS, i.e., no additional equipment or energy conversions are required. The LPS has several advantages over streak cameras. The dynamic range of the LPS is limited only by the range of its camera, which for a cooled camera can be as high as 16 bits, i.e., 65,536. The LPS costs less because there are fewer components, and those components can be mass produced. The LPS is easier to calibrate and maintain because there is only one energy conversion, i.e., photons to electrons, in the camera.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
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