Laser Shock Waves: Fundamentals and Applications


High power pulsed laser (above 1GW/cm2) interaction with matter yields to very high amplitude pressure loadings with very short durations, initiating into solids a strong short shock wave. Compared to the conventional generators of shock (launchers of projectiles, explosives), these particular characteristics offer the possibility to study the behaviour of… (More)


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@inproceedings{Boustie2008LaserSW, title={Laser Shock Waves: Fundamentals and Applications}, author={Michel Boustie and Laurent Berthe and T. de RESSEGUIER and Michel Arrigoni}, year={2008} }