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Experimental research on impulse coupling effect of a multi-pulse laser on an aluminum target
Qianqian Shi1, Yan Zhang2, Kunpeng Wang1, Chenglin Wang1, and Peng Zhao1
1 [Beijing Institute of Tracking and Telecommunications Technology], Beijing 100094, China
2 School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, [Sun Yat-sen University], Guangzhou 510275, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2018, 16(12): pp.121401

Topic:Lasers and laser optics
Keywords(OCIS Code): 140.3325  140.3390  140.3538  

Impact and torsion pendulums are applied in impulse coupling experiments of high-energy laser irradiation of space debris. It is difficult to achieve a multi-pulse experiment and thus hard to analyze the multi-pulse impulse coupling effect. Here, we designed a new recoil impulse experimental measurement system of non-contact, multi-degrees of freedom, and multi-pulse irradiation. The system used a low-pressure and low-temperature vacuum chamber to simulate the space environment, the pinning effect of magnetic levitation to achieve aluminum target suspension, and high-speed cameras to record the displacement over time to calculate the impulse of the target. Then the impulse coupling experiment of multi-pulse laser irradiation on the aluminum target was performed. The result shows that the multi-pulse impulse coupling effect is not the linear accumulation of coupling results by every single-pulse and multi-pulse coefficient that decreases with the increase of the number of pulses, and eventually stabilizes as the decrease gets smaller.

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Get Citation: Qianqian Shi, Yan Zhang, Kunpeng Wang, Chenglin Wang, and Peng Zhao, "Experimental research on impulse coupling effect of a multi-pulse laser on an aluminum target," Chin. Opt. Lett. 16(12), 121401(2018)

Note: We would like to thank the Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing Institute of Spacecraft Environment Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, and Beijing Information Science and Technology University for providing technical support in our experiment.


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