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Optical pulsating discharge mode: stable generation and merging of shock waves
Author(s): V. V. Apollonov; V. N. Tischenko
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Paper Abstract

Merging modes of optical pulsed discharge generating shock waves conditions are determined for the different parameters of gas pressure, energy and repetition rate of laser pulses. Quasi-stationary wave formation characteristics due to moving as well as stationary optical pulsating discharge for the cases of single reflector and matrix of reflectors will be discussed. Advantages of quasi-stationary wave mode for Lightcraft engine applications will be demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5958, Lasers and Applications, 59581E (12 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.620525
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V. V. Apollonov, A. Prokhorov General Physics Institute (Russia)
V. N. Tischenko, Laser Physics Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5958:
Lasers and Applications
Krzysztof M. Abramski; Antonio Lapucci; Edward F. Plinski, Editor(s)

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