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Mechanical Coupling Of An Iodine Laser Pulse Incident Obliquely On Aluminum
Author(s): C. L. Bohn; M. D. Stephen; F. Eng; J. C. Souders; G. A. Brost; T. F. Deaton; B. W. Duvall; J. T. Tinsley
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Paper Abstract

The total impulse delivered by an atomic iodine laser pulse ( λ= 1.315 μm) incident on sheet aluminum in air was measured as a function of angle of incidence. A moderate intensity (8x10 7 W/cm2) was obtained by focusing the pulse down to a 0.75 mm spot diameter. The aluminum target was mounted on a pendulum, and a sensitive inductive displacement monitor was used to measure accurately the resulting small impulse (<30 dyne-sec). The impulse, was found to decrease monotonically with inclination angle approximately as (cos 0)1/3.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 1985
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0540, Southwest Conf on Optics '85, (20 November 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.976128
Show Author Affiliations
C. L. Bohn, United States Air Force Academy (United States)
M. D. Stephen, United States Air Force Academy (United States)
F. Eng, United States Air Force Academy (United States)
J. C. Souders, United States Air Force Academy (United States)
G. A. Brost, United States Air Force Academy (United States)
T. F. Deaton, United States Air Force Academy (United States)
B. W. Duvall, Kaman Sciences Corporation (United States)
J. T. Tinsley, Kaman Sciences Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0540:
Southwest Conf on Optics '85
Susanne C. Stotlar, Editor(s)

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