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Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
Abstract An ultra-high-speed camera utilizing an acousto-optic device for deflecting light rays is described. The system employs a pulsed-ruby-laser light source used in conjunction with a Cranz-Schardin-type camera thus utilizing the best features of both systems for recording a sequence of photographs. The system has been demonstrated at framing rates of up to 200,000 frames/s and has the potential for considerably faster operation. It features the capability of producing a sequence of dynamic photographs in which the time between succesive exposures can be independently varied. Thus, the frequency at which photographs are obtained can be increased during the times of greatest interest. Experimental results demonstrating these features are given.
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