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Impulse generated from laser targets
Author(s): Masayuki Niino; Viliam Kmetik; Tatsuo Kumagai; Akio Moro; Seishiro Kibe; Kazuo Imasaki
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Paper Abstract

A mechanical impulse generated from laser-illuminated targets is investigated. Solid material, liquid-droplet and gas-puff targets are compared. A free expansion of explosion products and a forced trajectory change using a solid deflector are studied. A momentum transfer into the deflector was measured. The optimal combination of the target and deflector material is also examined. The deflector can be used in a hybrid laser propulsion system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3885, High-Power Laser Ablation II, (1 February 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.376983
Show Author Affiliations
Masayuki Niino, National Aerospace Lab. (Japan)
Viliam Kmetik, National Aerospace Lab. (Japan)
Tatsuo Kumagai, National Aerospace Lab. (Japan)
Akio Moro, National Aerospace Lab. (Japan)
Seishiro Kibe, National Aerospace Lab. (Japan)
Kazuo Imasaki, Institute of Laser Engineering/Osaka Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3885:
High-Power Laser Ablation II
Claude R. Phipps; Masayuki Niino, Editor(s)

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