Blast wave formation by laser-sustained nonequilibrium plasma in the laser-driven in-tube accelerator operation

Yousuke Ogino, Naofumi Ohnishi, Akihiro Sasoh, Keisuke Sawada

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Abstract

Understanding the dynamics of laser-produced plasma is essentially important for increasing available thrust force in a gas-driven laser propulsion system such as laser-driven in-tube accelerator. A computer code is developed to explore the formation of expanding nonequilibrium plasma produced by laser irradiation. Various properties of the blast wave driven by the nonequilibrium plasma are examined. It is found that the blast wave propagation is substantially affected by radiative cooling effect for lower density case.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBEAMED ENERGY PROPULSION
Subtitle of host publicationFourth International Symposium on Beamed Energy Propulsion
Pages183-190
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 2
EventBEAMED ENERGY PROPULSION: Fourth International Symposium on Beamed Energy Propulsion - Nara, Japan
Duration: 2005 Nov 152005 Nov 18

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume830
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherBEAMED ENERGY PROPULSION: Fourth International Symposium on Beamed Energy Propulsion
CountryJapan
CityNara
Period05/11/1505/11/18

Keywords

  • Blast wave
  • Laser propulsion
  • Non-equilibrium plasma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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