Interaction of nanosecond laser pulses with plastic foams

A. Caruso, S.Yu. Gus'kov, N.N. Demchenko, V.B. Rozanov, G. Strangio

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Some results of an experimental and theoretical study of the interaction of laser pulses with plastic foams are reported. The propagation velocity of a hydrodynamic peturbation which was initiated in foam target under the action of a laser pulse with intensity q ≈ 2 · 1013W/cm2and the velocity distribution function of plasma ions were measured; the preliminary results of time-integrated spectroscopic measurements of an intense red-shifted signal are also reported. A self-consistent model of the foam target's laser plasma formed in a hydrodynamic mode was derived. The predictions of this model are consistent with experimental results. A model of microprocesses of laser plasma formation in a structured material was also developed. The results of numerical simulations by 1D and 2D computer codes are also reported. © 1997 Plenum Publishing Corporation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)464 - 474
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Russian Laser Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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Caruso, A., Gus'kov, S. Y., Demchenko, N. N., Rozanov, V. B., & Strangio, G. (1997). Interaction of nanosecond laser pulses with plastic foams. Journal of Russian Laser Research, 18(5), 464 - 474.