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Theory Of Mass Removal By Pulsed Lasers
Author(s): M Sparks
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Paper Abstract

Growing-absorption-site theories of the coupling of pulsed-laser energy into transparent targets are based on the absorption of the laser energy by microsites in the target and on laser-induced growth of these sites. The theories provide for the first time plausible explanations of the absorption mechanism and diverse experimental results, including the cutoff of the transmitted irradiance during the pulse, three absorption depths in different experiments, rep-pulse surface temperature, plasma generation, and shock generation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1064, Thermal and Optical Interactions with Biological and Related Composite Materials, (8 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951951
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M Sparks, The BDM Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1064:
Thermal and Optical Interactions with Biological and Related Composite Materials
Michael J. Berry; George M. Harpole, Editor(s)

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