Subpicosecond streak camera measurements at LLNL: from IR to x-rays

Jaroslav Kuba, Ronnie Shepherd, Rex Booth, Richard E. Stewart, Edward C. W. Lee, Patrick Audebert, John K. Crane, Robert R. Cross, James Dunn, Paul T. Springer, Roman O. Tatchyn, Zenghu Chang (+2 others)
2004 Fourth-Generation X-Ray Sources and Ultrafast X-Ray Detectors  
An ultra fast, sub-picosecond resolution streak camera has been recently developed at the LLNL. The camera is a versatile instrument with a wide operating wavelength range. The temporal resolution of up to 300 fs can be achieved, with routine operation at 500 fs. The streak camera has been operated in a wide wavelength range from IR to x-rays up to 2 keV. In this paper we briefly review the main design features that result in the unique properties of the streak camera and present its several
more » ... entific applications: (1) Streak camera characterization using a Michelson interferometer in visible range, (2) temporally resolved study of a transient x-ray laser at 14.7 nm, which enabled us to vary the x-ray laser pulse duration from ~2-6 ps by changing the pump laser parameters, and (3) an example of a time-resolved spectroscopy experiment with the streak camera.
doi:10.1117/12.509702 fatcat:nakygd5zajfj3it3zjqh5dq5hu