Accession Number:

ADA031759

Title:

Continued Studies of X-Ray Generation by Laser Beams.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 6 Aug 73-30 Sep 74,

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The principal result of this study is the production of 150-200 joules of X-rays with Battelles 12-beam neodymium-doped-glass laser. The X-rays were produced by focusing twelve 110-joule, 3-12 nanosecond laser pulses onto separate points of a copper slab target. Time-dependent measurements of the X-ray output were made with a scintillator and an image converter streak camera. The shape of the X-ray pulse was found to closely follow the laser intensity for pulsewidth between 1-12 to 3-12 nanoseconds, which was the range of pulsewidths studied.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE