Accession Number:

ADB005139

Title:

Laser-Plasma Interactions in Exploding Wires

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 1973-Aug 1974

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

The preformed plasma of an exploding wire is an interesting plasma for laser interaction studies--both for basic physics and for applications. Theoretical studies have been made of 1 the initiation of exploding wires by a capacitor bank 2 the optical properties of the laser interaction with this plasma 3 the scaling of laser heating with laser pulse shape, pulse width 10 to 80 nano-seconds, power, and energy 40 to 40,000 joules for the c02 laser and aluminum wire interaction. Results indicate that this interaction is definitely of sufficient interest to justify further study.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE