Shock waves and acceleration of thin foils by laser pulses in confined plasma interaction

Romain, J. P.; Darquey, P.
August 1990
Journal of Applied Physics;8/15/1990, Vol. 68 Issue 4, p1926
Academic Journal
Presents a study that analyzed the process of shock wave generation and shock evolution in a solid target by confined laser plasma. Background on the applications of laser generated shocks; Comparison of computer simulations with experimental results obtained in various conditions of irradiation; Analysis of the rate of velocity decrease with increasing foil thickness.


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