Streak Tube Readout
Streak tube readout is commonly used to obtain intensity vs spatial/spectral information over very short time periods (ps-ns). The predominant advantage of streak tubes is that they provide continuous data and are thus capable of catching single transient events.
The streak tube output is a phosphor screen on a glass/fiberoptic faceplate. This is then optically coupled to a CCD camera for readout and recording. It is usually used for applications such as combustion analysis, pulsed laser characterization, plasma physics, and a variety of spectroscopy applications with transient events.
Cameras for Streak Tube Readout
Streak Tube Readout can be used for a range of applications which require either high-speed or steady-state. The PIXIS XF offers outstanding flexibility with it’s unique mechanical design, optimizing performance at each x-ray energy for either type of application.
With an inbuilt phosphor screen, the PIXIS XF is able to image indirect x-rays continuously emitted during streak tube readout experiments. The PIXIS XF comes with either a front- or back-illuminated CCD, covering x-rays in the energy range <3 keV to >20 keV.