Translator Disclaimer
14 May 2008 Laser radiation plasma dynamics and momentum coupling
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 7005, High-Power Laser Ablation VII; 70052J (2008)
Event: High-Power Laser Ablation 2008, 2008, Taos, New Mexico, United States
The concept of high energy density (HED) radiation driven momentum coupling (momentum transfer), CM, to a targets in a vacuum is analytically developed and applied via successive plasma, ablative, and hydrodynamic interfaces undergoing both weak and strong shocks. CM are derived from equations of state (EOS) variables and serve as figures of merit to determine energy efficiency conversion into target momentum. Generally, CM are proportional to the inverse of the interaction speed and related variables for each interaction regime. This approach provides a formalism allowing computation of hitherto intractable HED radiation and mechanical momentum coupling interactions encountered in astrophysics, planetary physics, inertial confinement fusion, near-Earth object hazard mitigation, and HED explosives modeling. CM is generally not scale invariant as are the hydrodynamic Euler equations. This analytic procedure supports interpretation of experiments using EOS response of material targets to HED interactions on the meso - and macro-scales to describe CM.
© (2008) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
John L. Remo "Laser radiation plasma dynamics and momentum coupling", Proc. SPIE 7005, High-Power Laser Ablation VII, 70052J (14 May 2008);

Back to Top