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Title: Carbon-assisted flyer plates

Abstract

A laser driven flyer plate utilizing an optical fiber connected to a laser. The end of the optical fiber has a layer of carbon and a metal layer deposited onto it. The carbon layer provides the laser induced plasma which is superior to the plasma produced from most metals. The carbon layer plasma is capable of providing a flatter flyer plate, converting more of the laser energy to driving plasma, promoting a higher flyer plate acceleration, and providing a more uniform pulse behind the plate. In another embodiment, the laser is in optical communication with a substrate onto which a layer of carbon and a layer of metal have been deposited.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
  2. Santa Fe, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
869232
Patent Number(s):
5301612
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
carbon-assisted; flyer; plates; laser; driven; plate; utilizing; optical; fiber; connected; layer; carbon; metal; deposited; provides; induced; plasma; superior; produced; metals; capable; providing; flatter; converting; energy; driving; promoting; acceleration; uniform; pulse; embodiment; communication; substrate; plasma produced; optical communication; metal layer; optical fiber; layer deposited; laser energy; carbon layer; layer provides; flyer plate; laser induced; laser driven; driven flyer; flyer plates; /102/

Citation Formats

Stahl, David B, and Paisley, Dennis L. Carbon-assisted flyer plates. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Stahl, David B, & Paisley, Dennis L. Carbon-assisted flyer plates. United States.
Stahl, David B, and Paisley, Dennis L. Sat . "Carbon-assisted flyer plates". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869232.
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title = {Carbon-assisted flyer plates},
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abstractNote = {A laser driven flyer plate utilizing an optical fiber connected to a laser. The end of the optical fiber has a layer of carbon and a metal layer deposited onto it. The carbon layer provides the laser induced plasma which is superior to the plasma produced from most metals. The carbon layer plasma is capable of providing a flatter flyer plate, converting more of the laser energy to driving plasma, promoting a higher flyer plate acceleration, and providing a more uniform pulse behind the plate. In another embodiment, the laser is in optical communication with a substrate onto which a layer of carbon and a layer of metal have been deposited.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {1}
}

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