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Experimental techniques for subnanosecond resolution of laser-launched plates and impact studies
Author(s): Dennis L. Paisley; Richard H. Warnes; David B. Stahl
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Paper Abstract

Miniature laser-launched plates have applications in shock wave physics, studying dynamic properties of materials and can be used to generate experimental data in a manner similar to a laboratory gas gun for 1D impact experiments. Laser-launched plates have the advantage of small size, low kinetic energy, and can be launched with ubiquitous laboratory lasers. Because of the small size and high accelerations (107 - 1010 g's), improved temporal resolution and optical non-contact methods to collect data are required. Traditional mechanical in-situ gauges would significantly impair the data quality and do not have the required time response.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2273, Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics '94, (14 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.189023
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Dennis L. Paisley, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Richard H. Warnes, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
David B. Stahl, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2273:
Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics '94
George A. Kyrala; Donald R. Snyder, Editor(s)

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