Accession Number:

ADA218015

Title:

Short Wavelength Laser/Materials Interactions

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Sep 1985-30 Sep 1988,

Corporate Author:

LASER APPLICATIONS RESEARCH CENTER THE WOODLANDS TX

Report Date:

1989-12-20

Pagination or Media Count:

206.0

Abstract:

The overall objective of the program is to understand the nature of laser interactions with materials, with special emphasis on the phenomenology and effects associated with short wavelength laser interactions with spacecraft materials. HARCRice personnel have completed the following projects 1 development of new diagnostic instrumentation and testing methods for evaluation of laser effects and high temperature performance, 2 fundamental studies of lasermaterials interactions, 3 determination of short wavelength laser materials interaction phenomena and effects, and 4 materials evaluation. The program has led to major advances in science-based understanding of materials performance under extreme conditions for two applications 1 enhancement of spacecraft survivability, and 2 development of high and ultrahigh temperature oxidation-resistant materials. Keywords Laser effects Lasermaterials interactions Optical properties Pyrometry Plume spectroscopy Laser hardened materials Spacecraft survivability Ultrahigh temperature Oxidation resistant materials Ablation. JHD

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE