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1 February 2000 Impulse generated from laser targets
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Proceedings Volume 3885, High-Power Laser Ablation II; (2000)
Event: Advanced High-Power Lasers and Applications, 1999, Osaka, Japan
A mechanical impulse generated from laser-illuminated targets is investigated. Solid material, liquid-droplet and gas-puff targets are compared. A free expansion of explosion products and a forced trajectory change using a solid deflector are studied. A momentum transfer into the deflector was measured. The optimal combination of the target and deflector material is also examined. The deflector can be used in a hybrid laser propulsion system.
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Masayuki Niino, Viliam Kmetik, Tatsuo Kumagai, Akio Moro, Seishiro Kibe, and Kazuo Imasaki "Impulse generated from laser targets", Proc. SPIE 3885, High-Power Laser Ablation II, (1 February 2000);

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