J. Phys. Colloques
Volume 41, Numéro C9, Novembre 1980Third International Symposium on Gas-Flow and Chemical Lasers
|Page(s)||C9-59 - C9-73|
J. Phys. Colloques 41 (1980) C9-59-C9-73
LASER INTERACTION : THERMAL AND MECHANICAL COUPLING TO TARGETSR.G. Root
Physical Sciences Inc. Woburn, MA 01801 U.S.A.
The physical phenomena which influences thermal and mechanical coupling of infrared laser radiation to materials are reviewed. Both pulsed and CW interactions are considered, but the interaction of pulsed lasers with metals in an air environment is emphasized. Selected examples of vacuum interactions and coupling to non-metals are also included.