Accession Number : ADA019651
Title : X-Ray Conversion Efficiency of a CO2 Laser Produced Polyethylene Plasma.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB N MEX
Personal Author(s) : McKee,Leslie L. , III ; Burns,Erskine J. T. ; Lindstrand,Richard A.
Report Date : DEC 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 84
Abstract : A high power CO2 laser (50 J in a 50-ns-wide pulse) was used to produce a plasma by irradiating a plane target. The X-ray emission characteristics of this laser-produced plasma were studied to check the utility of such a plasma as an X-ray source for simulation purposes. The reflectivity of the incident 10.6-micrometer-wavelength laser radiation by the laser-produced plasma was also investigated. The experimental results were analyzed using the theory for laser-produced plasmas.
Descriptors : *Plasmas(Physics), *Polyethylene, X ray absorption analysis, Plasma diagnostics, Carbon dioxide lasers, X ray spectroscopy, Gas ionization, Electron transitions, Excitation, Charged particles, Emission spectra, Ultraviolet spectra, Laser beams, Reflectivity, Spectrographs
Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE