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16 August 2000 Interaction of pulsed CO and CO2 laser radiation with rocks
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Proceedings Volume 4065, High-Power Laser Ablation III; (2000)
Event: High-Power Laser Ablation, 2000, Santa Fe, NM, United States
Experiments on laser-rock-fluid interaction have been carried out by using pulsed CO and CO2 lasers which irradiated rocks typical for oil field: sandstone, limestone, shale and granite. Energy fluence and laser intensity on rock surface were up to 1.0 kJ/cm2 and 107W/cm2, respectively. The dependencies of specific energy consumption (i.e. energy per volume needed for rock excavation) on energy fluence, the number of pulses, saturated fluid, rock material and irradiation conditions have been obtained for various rock samples. The dependencies of momentum transferred to the rock on energy fluence for dry rocks and rocks with surface saturated by water or mineral oil have been measured. High-speed photography procedure has been used for analyzing laser plasma plume formation on a rock surface. Infrared spectra of reflectivity and absorption of rocks before and after irradiation have been measured.
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Ramona M. Graves, Andrei A. Ionin, Yurii M. Klimachev, Anel F. Mukhammedgalieva, Darien G. O'Brien, Dmitrii V. Sinitsyn, and Vladimir D. Zvorykin "Interaction of pulsed CO and CO2 laser radiation with rocks", Proc. SPIE 4065, High-Power Laser Ablation III, (16 August 2000);

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