Observation of the Laser-Induced Compression Wave in a Solid Target
The evolution of the compression wave which forms on laser impact on a plane solid target has been followed by streak- and framing photography. Using known Hugoniot-data a peak pressure of 2.5 Mbar and a density increase ρ/ρo = 2.3 has been measured in plexiglass.
KeywordsShock Wave Shock Front Peak Pressure Streak Camera Solid Target
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