Optical smoothing for shock-wave generation: Application to the measurement of equations of state

Dimitri Batani, Simone Bossi, Alessandra Benuzzi, Michel Koenig, Bernard Faral, Jean Michel Boudenne, Nicolas Grandjouan, Stefano Atzeni, Mauro Temporal

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Abstract

Experimental results are presented on shock-wave generation in solid samples, irradiated directly by optically smoothed laser beams. Random phase plates and phased zone plates have been successfully used. In particular, the last technique allowed the production of uniform shock fronts that have been used for equation of state experiments at pressures above 10 Mbar. Pressures higher than 35 Mbar were achieved in gold, by using laser pulses with energy E ≈ 100 J, and structured, two-step, two-material targets.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211 - 223
Number of pages13
JournalLaser and Particle Beams
Volume14
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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Batani, D., Bossi, S., Benuzzi, A., Koenig, M., Faral, B., Boudenne, J. M., ... Temporal, M. (1996). Optical smoothing for shock-wave generation: Application to the measurement of equations of state. Laser and Particle Beams, 14(2), 211 - 223.