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Laser-Produced Gaseous Deuterium Plasmas

  • Arthur H. Guenther
  • Winston K. Pendleton
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Abstract

A brief summary of the theory of laser-produced plasmas is presented. Experimental measurements of the properties of laser-produced, low pressure (100–600 Torr) deuterium plasmas are discussed and interpreted using the best available theories. These measurements include, laser intensity breakdown threshold versus pressure, plasma growth rate, laser-plasma absorption and boundary interactions, spatial and temporal electron density distribution, and temporal electron temperature. A Time Variable Reflectivity (TVR) ruby laser having an output of up to 2 joules in 4 nanoseconds (FWHM) was used in this investigation.

Keywords

Shock Wave Electron Temperature Laser Intensity Blast Wave Ruby Laser 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur H. Guenther
    • 1
  • Winston K. Pendleton
    • 1
  1. 1.Air Force Weapons LaboratoryKirtland AFBAlbuquerqueUSA

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