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Interferometry And High Speed Photography Of Laser-Driven Flyer Plates
Author(s): D. L. Paisley; N. I. Montoya; D. B. Stahl; I. A. Garcia
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Paper Abstract

Laser-driven thin (2-10-1 thick) plates of aluminum and copper are accelerated to velocities ≥5 km/s by a 1.06-11 wavelength Nd:YAG 8-10 ns FWHM laser pulse at power densities 0.7-4.0 GW/cm2. Accelerations ≥109 km/s2 have been achieved. The acceleration and velocity of these 0.4-1.0-mm-diameter plates are experimentally recorded by velocity interferometry (VISAR)1 and the planarity of impact by streak photography.2

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 1990
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1155, Ultrahigh Speed and High Speed Photography, Photonics, and Videography '89: Seventh in a Series, (17 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.962423
Show Author Affiliations
D. L. Paisley, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
N. I. Montoya, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
D. B. Stahl, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
I. A. Garcia, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1155:
Ultrahigh Speed and High Speed Photography, Photonics, and Videography '89: Seventh in a Series
Gary L. Stradling, Editor(s)

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