Laser Beam Interaction. Part 2
Final technical rept.
LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC PALOALTO CA PALO ALTO RESEARCH LAB
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This report summarizes work performed during the concluding phase of a theoretical investigation into the physics responsible for the initiation and propagation of Laser Absorption Waves that have been observed to form over opaque solid targets irradiated in air by an intense laser beam. The report deals separately with the initiation of subsonic Laser Supported Combustion LSC Waves over metal targets irradiated by a CO2 laser at intensities up to a few MWsq cm for times of the order of milliseconds or longer and with the prompt initiation of supersonic Laser Supported Detonation LSD Waves by short-pulse irradiation at CO2 laser intensities of the order of 30 MWsq cm or greater.
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