Accession Number : AD0475136

Title :   A BALLISTIC PENDULUM FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF IMPULSE PRODUCED ON A TARGET MATERIAL BY A FOCUSED LASER BEAM.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Handford, M. P.

Report Date : AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : A ballistic pendulum technique is described for the measurement of impulse produced by vaporisation of material from a surface on which a laser beam is focused. The instrument is capable of measuring impulses in the range 10-1000 dyne sec. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS), LIGHT PULSES, BEAMS(ELECTROMAGNETIC), TARGETS, MELTING, VAPORIZATION, WEIGHT, PIEZOELECTRIC CRYSTALS, BALANCES, VELOCITY, DEFLECTION, DAMPING, EQUATIONS OF MOTION.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE