The laser shock facility has a University-scale laser shock capability that can achieve high pressures and ultra-high strain rates for relatively short times. It can be used to study the equation of state, to evaluate spall and other high-rate damage processes, and to interrogate laser-matter interactions.
Capabilities & Facility Description
|Pulse laser||Quanta-Ray Pro-350 2.5J 1064nm pulse laser with a 10 ns pulse duration|
|Diagnostic lasers for PDV||NKT Koheras Basik 45 mW 1550.28 nm CW fiber laser|
Keopsys Erbium Doped fiber amplifier
|Oscilloscope||Teledyne Lecroy 813ZI-B 13 GHz|
|Pyroelectric energy meter||Coherent Energy-Max-USB/RS|
|Laser beam profiler||Newport Spiricon LBP2-VIS2|
|Movie: Chris DiMarco, JHU||Image: Chris DiMarco and Jake Diamond, JHU|
|Photon Doppler Velocimetry|
Back surface velocity measurement
For additional information regarding this facility, contact:
Associate Staff Engineer
The laser shock facility is located in Malone Hall on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus.