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Velocity interferometry of miniature flyer plates with subnanosecond time resolution
Author(s): Dennis L. Paisley; Nelson I. Montoya; David B. Stahl; Ismel A. Garcia; Willard F. Hemsing
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Paper Abstract

Velocity interferomety has been used to determine velocities of miniature laser-driven flyer plates with sub-nanosecond (100 ps typical) time resolution. Since laser-driven flyer plates can have acceleration 101 0 m/s2 and attain 95 of terminal velocity within 20 nanoseconds the acceleration rate and terminal velocity cannot easily and accurately be resolved by current velocity interferometry techinques because of limitiations in temporal resolution of the interferometer and/or spatial resolution for conventional methods of recording raw data. By selecting an interferometer and recording system that is appropriate for the experiment sub-nanosecond time resolution is possible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1346, Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, Photonics, and Velocimetry '90, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.23382
Show Author Affiliations
Dennis L. Paisley, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Nelson I. Montoya, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
David B. Stahl, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Ismel A. Garcia, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Willard F. Hemsing, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1346:
Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, Photonics, and Velocimetry '90
Paul A. Jaanimagi; Barry T. Neyer; Larry L. Shaw, Editor(s)

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