7 November 1983 Optical Emission Of Exploding Film And Wire Initiated Discharges
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Proceedings Volume 0380, Los Alamos Conf on Optics '83; (1983) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.934785
Event: Los Alamos Conference on Optics, 1983, New Mexico, United States
Optical sources of several megawatts-cm"" 2 over large surface areas are available from electrical discharges initiated by exploding films and wires immersed in a gas. Discharging high current capacitor banks into the metal conductors causes them to melt, vaporize, and then eventually ionize to a high-conductivity plasma of less than a milliohm/cm-length resistance. As such over 1,000 MW of ohmic heating goes into the discharge, elevating its blackbody temperature up to 35,000 K.
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K. D. Ware, K. D. Ware, C. R. Jones, C. R. Jones, "Optical Emission Of Exploding Film And Wire Initiated Discharges", Proc. SPIE 0380, Los Alamos Conf on Optics '83, (7 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934785; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.934785

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