Abstract

Air-breathing mode laser propulsion experiment with a long-pulse transversely excited (TE) CO<sub>2</sub> laser is carried out, and its ignition problem is solved with the ignition needle of lightcraft. Owing to the ignition needle, an order of magnitude reduction in the ignition threshold is demonstrated. The result is compared with previous study. The momentum coupling coefficient is also measured in the experiment and its dependence upon laser pulse energy (6-14 J) and pulse width (20, 32, and 40 \mu s) is discussed.

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Y. Zheng, R. Tan, D. Wang, G. Zheng, C. Ke, K. Zhang, C. Wan, and J. Wu, Chin. Opt. Lett. 4, 99 (2006).

Y. Zheng, R. Tan, C. Ke, H. Shi, K. Zhang, D. Wang, S. Liu, J. Wu, and C. Wan, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 33, 1684 (2006).

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W. O. Schall, H.-A. Eckel, W. Mayerhofer, W. Riede, and E. Zeyfang, Proc. SPIE 4760, 908 (2002).

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A. N. Pirri, R. G. Root, and P. K. S. Wu, AIAA Journal 16, 1296 (1978).

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S. Scharring, D. Hoffmann, H.-A. Eckel, and H.-P. Roser, Acta Astronatica 65, 1599 (2009).

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L. Shi, S. Zhao, W. Zhou, Y. Li, J. Xu, and S. Fang, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 35, 49 (2008).

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S. Scharring, D. Hoffmann, H.-A. Eckel, and H.-P. Roser, Acta Astronatica 65, 1599 (2009).

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L. Shi, S. Zhao, W. Zhou, Y. Li, J. Xu, and S. Fang, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 35, 49 (2008).

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Y. Zheng, R. Tan, C. Ke, H. Shi, K. Zhang, D. Wang, S. Liu, J. Wu, and C. Wan, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 33, 1684 (2006).

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Y. Lu, J. Wu, D. Wang, S. Liu, C. Ke, C. Wan, and R. Tan, High Power Laser and Particle Beams (in Chinese) 20, 1437 (2008).

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W. O. Schall, H.-A. Eckel, W. Mayerhofer, W. Riede, and E. Zeyfang, Proc. SPIE 4760, 908 (2002).

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S. Scharring, D. Hoffmann, H.-A. Eckel, and H.-P. Roser, Acta Astronatica 65, 1599 (2009).

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W. O. Schall, H.-A. Eckel, W. Mayerhofer, W. Riede, and E. Zeyfang, Proc. SPIE 4760, 908 (2002).

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S. Scharring, D. Hoffmann, H.-A. Eckel, and H.-P. Roser, Acta Astronatica 65, 1599 (2009).

Shi, H.

Y. Zheng, R. Tan, C. Ke, H. Shi, K. Zhang, D. Wang, S. Liu, J. Wu, and C. Wan, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 33, 1684 (2006).

Shi, L.

L. Shi, S. Zhao, W. Zhou, Y. Li, J. Xu, and S. Fang, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 35, 49 (2008).

Tan, R.

Y. Lu, J. Wu, D. Wang, S. Liu, C. Ke, C. Wan, and R. Tan, High Power Laser and Particle Beams (in Chinese) 20, 1437 (2008).

Y. Zheng, R. Tan, D. Wang, G. Zheng, C. Ke, K. Zhang, C. Wan, and J. Wu, Chin. Opt. Lett. 4, 99 (2006).

Y. Zheng, R. Tan, C. Ke, H. Shi, K. Zhang, D. Wang, S. Liu, J. Wu, and C. Wan, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 33, 1684 (2006).

Tang, Y.

J. Wu, D. Wang, S. Liu, and Y. Tang, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 36, 1602 (2009).

Wan, C.

Y. Lu, J. Wu, D. Wang, S. Liu, C. Ke, C. Wan, and R. Tan, High Power Laser and Particle Beams (in Chinese) 20, 1437 (2008).

Y. Zheng, R. Tan, D. Wang, G. Zheng, C. Ke, K. Zhang, C. Wan, and J. Wu, Chin. Opt. Lett. 4, 99 (2006).

Y. Zheng, R. Tan, C. Ke, H. Shi, K. Zhang, D. Wang, S. Liu, J. Wu, and C. Wan, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 33, 1684 (2006).

Wang, D.

J. Wu, D. Wang, S. Liu, and Y. Tang, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 36, 1602 (2009).

Y. Lu, J. Wu, D. Wang, S. Liu, C. Ke, C. Wan, and R. Tan, High Power Laser and Particle Beams (in Chinese) 20, 1437 (2008).

Y. Zheng, R. Tan, D. Wang, G. Zheng, C. Ke, K. Zhang, C. Wan, and J. Wu, Chin. Opt. Lett. 4, 99 (2006).

Y. Zheng, R. Tan, C. Ke, H. Shi, K. Zhang, D. Wang, S. Liu, J. Wu, and C. Wan, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 33, 1684 (2006).

Wu, J.

J. Wu, D. Wang, S. Liu, and Y. Tang, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 36, 1602 (2009).

Y. Lu, J. Wu, D. Wang, S. Liu, C. Ke, C. Wan, and R. Tan, High Power Laser and Particle Beams (in Chinese) 20, 1437 (2008).

Y. Zheng, R. Tan, D. Wang, G. Zheng, C. Ke, K. Zhang, C. Wan, and J. Wu, Chin. Opt. Lett. 4, 99 (2006).

Y. Zheng, R. Tan, C. Ke, H. Shi, K. Zhang, D. Wang, S. Liu, J. Wu, and C. Wan, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 33, 1684 (2006).

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L. Shi, S. Zhao, W. Zhou, Y. Li, J. Xu, and S. Fang, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 35, 49 (2008).

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W. O. Schall, H.-A. Eckel, W. Mayerhofer, W. Riede, and E. Zeyfang, Proc. SPIE 4760, 908 (2002).

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Y. Zheng, R. Tan, D. Wang, G. Zheng, C. Ke, K. Zhang, C. Wan, and J. Wu, Chin. Opt. Lett. 4, 99 (2006).

Y. Zheng, R. Tan, C. Ke, H. Shi, K. Zhang, D. Wang, S. Liu, J. Wu, and C. Wan, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 33, 1684 (2006).

Zhao, S.

L. Shi, S. Zhao, W. Zhou, Y. Li, J. Xu, and S. Fang, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 35, 49 (2008).

Zheng, G.

Zheng, Y.

Y. Zheng, R. Tan, D. Wang, G. Zheng, C. Ke, K. Zhang, C. Wan, and J. Wu, Chin. Opt. Lett. 4, 99 (2006).

Y. Zheng, R. Tan, C. Ke, H. Shi, K. Zhang, D. Wang, S. Liu, J. Wu, and C. Wan, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 33, 1684 (2006).

Zhou, W.

L. Shi, S. Zhao, W. Zhou, Y. Li, J. Xu, and S. Fang, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 35, 49 (2008).

Acta Astronatica (1)

S. Scharring, D. Hoffmann, H.-A. Eckel, and H.-P. Roser, Acta Astronatica 65, 1599 (2009).

AIAA Journal (1)

A. N. Pirri, R. G. Root, and P. K. S. Wu, AIAA Journal 16, 1296 (1978).

Astronaut. Aeronaut. (1)

A. Kantrowitz, Astronaut. Aeronaut. 10, (5) 74 (1972).

Chin. Opt. Lett. (1)

Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) (3)

Y. Zheng, R. Tan, C. Ke, H. Shi, K. Zhang, D. Wang, S. Liu, J. Wu, and C. Wan, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 33, 1684 (2006).

L. Shi, S. Zhao, W. Zhou, Y. Li, J. Xu, and S. Fang, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 35, 49 (2008).

J. Wu, D. Wang, S. Liu, and Y. Tang, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 36, 1602 (2009).

High Power Laser and Particle Beams (in Chinese) (1)

Y. Lu, J. Wu, D. Wang, S. Liu, C. Ke, C. Wan, and R. Tan, High Power Laser and Particle Beams (in Chinese) 20, 1437 (2008).

Proc. SPIE (1)

W. O. Schall, H.-A. Eckel, W. Mayerhofer, W. Riede, and E. Zeyfang, Proc. SPIE 4760, 908 (2002).

Other (2)

K. Mori, A. Sasoh, and L. N. Myrabo, in Proceedings of Beamed Energy Propulsion: Third International Symposium 155 (2005).

L. N. Myrabo, W. L. Smith, and C. M. Decusatis, The Apollo Lightcraft Project (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 1989).

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