Accession Number:

AD0646732

Title:

EFFECTS OF POWER DENSITY ON CHARACTERISTICS OF LASER BEAM INTERACTION WITH SOLID MATERIALS.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1966-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The power density of a 2.8 msec pulse length laser was varied from approximately 100,000 to 10,000,000 watts per square centimeter in order to observe various laser beam solid interaction characteristics. Mass loss, penetration depth, and time integrated and some time-resolved spectroscopic results are reported for tungsten, pyrolytic graphite, aluminum and copper. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE