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Title: Characterization of laser-driven shock waves in solids using a fiber optic pressure probe

Measurement of laser-driven shock wave pressure in solid blocks of polymethyl methacrylate is demonstrated using fiber optic pressure probes. Three probes based on a fiber Fabry–Perot, fiber Bragg grating, and interferometric fiber tip sensor are tested and compared. Shock waves are generated using a high-power laser focused onto a thin foil target placed in close proximity to the test blocks. The fiber Fabry–Perot sensor appears capable of resolving the shock front with a rise time of 91 ns. As a result, the peak pressure is estimated, using a separate shadowgraphy measurement, to be 3.4 GPa.
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  1. Naval Research Lab., Washington, DC (United States)
  2. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6935; APOPAI
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Applied Optics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 52; Journal Issue: 32; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6935
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUMM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; fiber optics sensor; combustion diagnostics; pressure measurement