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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3219–3221

Subpicosecond hard x-ray streak camera using single-photon counting

Henrik Enquist, Hengameh Navirian, Ralf Nüske, Clemens von Korff Schmising, Andrius Jurgilaitis, Marc Herzog, Matias Bargheer, Peter Sondhauss, and Jörgen Larsson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 19, pp. 3219-3221 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003219


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Abstract

We have developed and characterized a hard x-ray accumulating streak camera that achieves subpicosecond time resolution by using single-photon counting. A high repetition rate of 2 kHz was achieved by use of a readout camera with built-in image processing capabilities. The effects of sweep jitter were removed by using a UV timing reference. The use of single-photon counting allows the camera to reach a high quantum efficiency by not limiting the divergence of the photoelectrons.

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OCIS Codes
(040.1490) Detectors : Cameras
(040.7480) Detectors : X-rays, soft x-rays, extreme ultraviolet (EUV)
(340.6720) X-ray optics : Synchrotron radiation
(100.0118) Image processing : Imaging ultrafast phenomena
(150.6044) Machine vision : Smart cameras

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: June 7, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 24, 2010
Published: September 22, 2010

Citation
Henrik Enquist, Hengameh Navirian, Ralf Nüske, Clemens von Korff Schmising, Andrius Jurgilaitis, Marc Herzog, Matias Bargheer, Peter Sondhauss, and Jörgen Larsson, "Subpicosecond hard x-ray streak camera using single-photon counting," Opt. Lett. 35, 3219-3221 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-19-3219


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