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Ns-shadowgraphy time resolved plume generation and expansion in the laser micro ablation
Author(s): Jifei Ye; Xing Jin; Hao Chang
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Paper Abstract

Plume generation and expansion performance measurements have been performed with ns-shadowgraphy time resolved method on laser micro ablation. The optical display method of micro jet plume characteristics is discussed and the plume character is measured and analyzed to research the relationship between coupling mechanics and plume dynamics. The micro laser ablation properties of different commercial ploymers are compared to find out the ideal micro laser thruster fuel to achieve propulsion performance improvement. The plume generation and expansion character is analyzed by the shock wave and ablation product evolution. Shock wave and ablation product jet could be formed in the air condition, and the velocity is different. Normally, the shock wave is faster than the jet, but the inverse situation is still observed that could be taken as signal of the higher specific impulse. Nine common polymers were tested and compared, the results show that: polyvinyl chloride ( PVC ) material is the best choice of commonly used polymer material. A velocity of 820m/s of shock wave formed by PVC ablation could be obtained, which is highest in the chosen polymers, while the velocity is 844m/s for Al, and there are more ablation product could be found for PVC. The result indicates that ablation efficiency of PVC is the best, and PVC is the priority fuel material for the better propulsion performance, easy machining and storage.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2013
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8796, 2nd International Symposium on Laser Interaction with Matter (LIMIS 2012), 87961D (16 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2011159
Show Author Affiliations
Jifei Ye, Academy of Equipment (China)
Xing Jin, Academy of Equipment (China)
Hao Chang, Academy of Equipment (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8796:
2nd International Symposium on Laser Interaction with Matter (LIMIS 2012)
Stefan Kaierle; Jingru Liu; Jianlin Cao, Editor(s)

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