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Sydor Instruments Sells Several Ross Cameras To The University Of Rochester Laboratory For Laser Energetics For Omega EP Project


Sydor Instruments, LLC today announced it will sell several Sydor ROSS Streak Cameras to the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE).

The LLE will use the cameras on its OMEGA laser system, which is its major research facility. OMEGA stands 10 meters tall and is approximately 100 meters in length. This system delivers pulses of laser energy to targets in order to measure the resulting nuclear and fluid dynamic events.

“We’ve been collaborating with the LLE to commercialize the ROSS technology for a while now. And this order from the LLE demonstrates their confidence in our manufacturing process—and the value of our partnership,” says Michael Pavia, president of Sydor Instruments.

OMEGA’s 60 laser beams focus up to 40,000 joules of energy onto a target that measures less than 1 millimeter in diameter in approximately one billionth of a second. LLE scientists use OMEGA to research high-energy physics and molecular biology.

The ROSS Streak Camera is exclusively designed to work with the Sydor ROSS Calibration Module (OCM). Together with the OCM, the Sydor ROSS Camera is capable of 1% measurement accuracy, remote operation, and auto-calibration for critical applications such as beam timing, temporal pulse shaping, and shock breakout studies/VISAR experiments.

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology. The Rochester area has a history of innovation and provides a unique setting for LLE within a technologically sophisticated community. LLE was established in 1970 as a center for the investigation of the interaction of intense radiation with matter.

Sydor Instruments is a privately held firm in Rochester, NY. Sydor Instruments is the exclusive manufacturer of the Sydor ROSS streak camera system. Sydor Instruments has commercialized this advanced instrument under a technology transfer program with the University of Rochester, Laboratory for Laser Energetics.