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Title: Ablative Laser Propulsion: An Update, Part I

Abstract

This paper presents an updated review of studies on Ablative Laser Propulsion conducted by the Laser Propulsion Group (LPG) at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. In particular, we describe the newest results of our experimental study of specific impulses and coupling coefficients achieved by double-pulsed ablation of graphite, aluminum, copper and lead targets.

Authors:
; ; ; ;  [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899 (United States)
  2. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20632939
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 702; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 2. international symposium on beamed energy propulsion, Sendai (Japan), 20-23 Oct 2003; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.1720998; (c) 2004 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ABLATION; ALUMINIUM; COPPER; COUPLING; ELECTRON TEMPERATURE; GRAPHITE; ION TEMPERATURE; LASER RADIATION; LASER-PRODUCED PLASMA; LASERS; LEAD; PLASMA PRODUCTION; PROPULSION; PULSES; REVIEWS; SPACE VEHICLES

Citation Formats

Pakhomov, Andrew V., Cohen, Timothy, Lin Jun, Thompson, M. Shane, Herren, Kenneth A., Information Systems Laboratories, Inc., Brownsboro, Alabama, 35741, and National Space Science and Technology Center, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL 35812. Ablative Laser Propulsion: An Update, Part I. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.1063/1.1720998.
Pakhomov, Andrew V., Cohen, Timothy, Lin Jun, Thompson, M. Shane, Herren, Kenneth A., Information Systems Laboratories, Inc., Brownsboro, Alabama, 35741, & National Space Science and Technology Center, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL 35812. Ablative Laser Propulsion: An Update, Part I. United States. doi:10.1063/1.1720998.
Pakhomov, Andrew V., Cohen, Timothy, Lin Jun, Thompson, M. Shane, Herren, Kenneth A., Information Systems Laboratories, Inc., Brownsboro, Alabama, 35741, and National Space Science and Technology Center, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL 35812. Tue . "Ablative Laser Propulsion: An Update, Part I". United States. doi:10.1063/1.1720998.
@article{osti_20632939,
title = {Ablative Laser Propulsion: An Update, Part I},
author = {Pakhomov, Andrew V. and Cohen, Timothy and Lin Jun and Thompson, M. Shane and Herren, Kenneth A. and Information Systems Laboratories, Inc., Brownsboro, Alabama, 35741 and National Space Science and Technology Center, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL 35812},
abstractNote = {This paper presents an updated review of studies on Ablative Laser Propulsion conducted by the Laser Propulsion Group (LPG) at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. In particular, we describe the newest results of our experimental study of specific impulses and coupling coefficients achieved by double-pulsed ablation of graphite, aluminum, copper and lead targets.},
doi = {10.1063/1.1720998},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 702,
place = {United States},
year = {2004},
month = {3}
}