Streak Cameras – Where do we go from here
by Dr. Paul Jaanimagi, PJ Research Co.
A streak camera is a measuring tool that provides intensity information along one spatial dimension versus time. I will discuss the state of the art – the Rochester Optical Streak System (ROSS) - a comprehensive streak camera based diagnostic system with auto-focus and self calibration capabilities. Even as oscilloscope and diode bandwidth moves into the multi-GHz region, picosecond and sub-picosecond time resolution remains the domain of streak cameras.
Dr. Paul Jaanimagi was born in
In 1994 Dr. Jaanimagi won the Photosonics Award for his work on a neutron streak camera. In 2003, he and Bob Boni, (Sr. Engineer at LLE) were awarded a patent for the “Photometric calibration of streak cameras”. The technology transfer and licensing of this patent led to the formation of Sydor Instruments Inc., the builder of the world’s best streak cameras