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Novel Opto-Electronic Techniques For Shock Wave Studies
Author(s): M. Hayek; D. Segal; A. Ginzburg; Y. Carmel
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Paper Abstract

Novel opto-electronic techniques for dynamic high pressure studies are presented: a) A thin layer of explosive powder is spread over the surface of shocked material and detonates with the shock arrival. Light is emitted and can be recorded optically with a streak camera or electrically through an optical fiber and a photomultiplier. The optical fiber can be in contact with the explosive powder or can collect the light from a distance without interfering with the recorded phenomena. b) A quartz fiberoptic placed in direct contact with a shocked surface self generates a light impulse. Coupled to a high speed solid state amplifier it can be used as an extremely simple "optical pin" and possibly as a pressure transducer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1987
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0674, 17th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.975542
Show Author Affiliations
M. Hayek, Rafael Ballistic Center (Israel)
D. Segal, Government of Israel (Israel)
A. Ginzburg, Government of Israel (Israel)
Y. Carmel, Government of Israel (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0674:
17th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics
Donald Hollingworth; Maurice W. McDowell, Editor(s)

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