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Laser-induced shock-wave effects in materials
Author(s): Ronald S. Dingus; B. P. Shafer
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Paper Abstract

A review of the effects of pressure pulses on materials is presented with an orientation toward laser-induced shock wave effects in biological tissue. The behavior is first discussed for small amplitudes, namely sound waves, since many important features in this region are also applicable at large amplitudes. The generation of pressure pulses by lasers is discussed along with amplitudes. The origin and characteristic properties of shock waves is discussed along with the different types of effects they can produce. The hydrodynamic code techniques required for shock wave calculations are discussed along with the necessary empirical data base and methods for generating that data base.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1202, Laser-Tissue Interaction, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.17609
Show Author Affiliations
Ronald S. Dingus, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
B. P. Shafer, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1202:
Laser-Tissue Interaction
Steven L. Jacques, Editor(s)

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