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Ablation scaling laws for laser space debris clearing
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Paper Abstract

This paper analyzes laser induced impulse and associated scaling laws appropriate to the intensity range of interest for laser space debris clearing (106 - 1010 W/cm2). A simple radiative fluence model is used augmented by empirical values from some recent experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3343, High-Power Laser Ablation, (14 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321605
Show Author Affiliations
Peter X. Hammerling, Quantametrics Inc. (United States)
John L. Remo, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3343:
High-Power Laser Ablation
Claude R. Phipps, Editor(s)

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