1 February 2000 Momentum coupling efficiency of laser ablation for space debris removal
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Proceedings Volume 3885, High-Power Laser Ablation II; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.376990
Event: Advanced High-Power Lasers and Applications, 1999, Osaka, Japan
This paper will discuss the laser conditions for producing efficient thrust on debris. In order to obtain high thrust for given laser energies, thermal energies dissipated into laser ablation and debris bulk have to be minimized. It was suggested that this minimization can be achieved by using ultrashort pulse interactions where laser pulse duration is too short for thermal conduction to take place deep into debris. The results of momentum coupling coefficients measured with ps and ns pulse duration will be presented.
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Shigeaki Uchida, Shigeaki Uchida, Xianglin Zhou, Xianglin Zhou, Kazuo Imasaki, Kazuo Imasaki, Chiyoe Yamanaka, Chiyoe Yamanaka, Tatsuhiko Yamanaka, Tatsuhiko Yamanaka, Masayuki Niino, Masayuki Niino, Tatsuo Kunagai, Tatsuo Kunagai, Wiliam Kmetic, Wiliam Kmetic, Masatsugu Ishimoto, Masatsugu Ishimoto, Nobuki Kawashima, Nobuki Kawashima, } "Momentum coupling efficiency of laser ablation for space debris removal", Proc. SPIE 3885, High-Power Laser Ablation II, (1 February 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.376990; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.376990

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