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GARPUN KrF laser application to material studies at megabar pressures
Author(s): Vladimir D. Zvorykin; Valerii G. Bakaev; Vyacheslav Yu. Korol'; Gleb V. Sychugov
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Paper Abstract

The advantages of a high-power KrF laser system 'GARPUN' generating UV radiation of 248 nm wavelength, 100 J energy and 100 ns pulse duration for the production of megabar range ablation pressures are demonstrated. The scaling law for the pressure dependence on laser intensity reaching 5*1012 W/cm2 was established and compared with other wavelengths. High-pressure material investigations were carried out with the emphasis on a shock wave dynamics and equation of state studies. Pressure-induced transformation of the pyrolytic graphite into a diamond-like phase was observed for the first time in laser-target interactions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3683, Laser Optics '98: Superstrong Laser Fields and Applications, (30 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334814
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Vladimir D. Zvorykin, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Valerii G. Bakaev, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Vyacheslav Yu. Korol', P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Gleb V. Sychugov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3683:
Laser Optics '98: Superstrong Laser Fields and Applications
Alexander A. Andreev, Editor(s)

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