Accession Number:

AD0785010

Title:

Response of Materials to Laser Radiation: A Short Course

Descriptive Note:

Summary rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-07-10

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

A tutorial discussion of the response of materials to laser radiation is presented, with emphasis on simple, intutive models. Topics discussed include optical reflectivity of metals at IR wavelengths laser-induced heat flow in materials, the effects of melting and vaporization, the impulse generated in materials by pulsed radiation, and the influence of the absorption of laser radiation in the blowoff region in front of the irradiated material.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE