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Title: Overview of the ARGOS X-ray framing camera for Laser MegaJoule

Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives has developed the ARGOS X-ray framing camera to perform two-dimensional, high-timing resolution imaging of an imploding target on the French high-power laser facility Laser MegaJoule. The main features of this camera are: a microchannel plate gated X-ray detector, a spring-loaded CCD camera that maintains proximity focus in any orientation, and electronics packages that provide remotely-selectable high-voltages to modify the exposure-time of the camera. These components are integrated into an “air-box” that protects them from the harsh environmental conditions. A miniaturized X-ray generator is also part of the device for in situ self-testing purposes.
Authors:
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  1. CEA, DAM, DIF, F-91297 Arpajon (France)
  2. CEA, DEN, CADARACHE, F-13108 St Paul lez Durance (France)
  3. CEA, DAM, CESTA, F-33116 Le Barp (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22303687
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CAMERAS; CHARGE-COUPLED DEVICES; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; LASERS; MICROCHANNEL ELECTRON MULTIPLIERS; TESTING; TIME RESOLUTION; X RADIATION