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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 40, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2001
  • pp: 6327–6333

Accurate measurement of the velocity history of a laser-driven foil plate with a push–pull-type VISAR

Hongliang He, Takamichi Kobayashi, and Toshimori Sekine  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 34, pp. 6327-6333 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.006327


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Abstract

We describe a technique that provides high time resolution and high accuracy in the velocity-history measurement by coupling an electronic streak camera with a push–pull-type velocity interferometer system for any reflector. This technique shows strong potential for the study of the dynamic process associated with a rapid velocity change, such as the acceleration of a foil plate driven by a pulsed laser beam. Also, by using a micrometer-size spot optical probe, we demonstrate the acceleration histories of Al 10-µm-thick foil plates at laser intensities ranging from 30 to ∼400 GW/cm2 with a subnanosecond time resolution and within a 1–2% error for peak velocity.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.3110) General : Instruments, apparatus, and components common to the sciences
(120.7250) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Velocimetry
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(320.4240) Ultrafast optics : Nanosecond phenomena
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors

History
Original Manuscript: January 18, 2001
Revised Manuscript: June 26, 2001
Published: December 1, 2001

Citation
Hongliang He, Takamichi Kobayashi, and Toshimori Sekine, "Accurate measurement of the velocity history of a laser-driven foil plate with a push–pull-type VISAR," Appl. Opt. 40, 6327-6333 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-34-6327

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