Accession Number:

AD0749043

Title:

The Absorption of Laser Radiation by a Laser Produced Plasma.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

Intense, Q-switched, neodynium laser pulses 1-9 joules, were focused into a vacuum chamber containing 5 mil and .5 mil Mylar targets to investigate the absorption of laser radiation by the subsequent plasma produced. Absolute measurements of the incident and transmitted laser energies were obtained for various background pressures and incident beam intensities. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE