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Determination of the shock-wave pressures generated by laser-induced breakdown in water
Author(s): Apostolos George Doukas; Reginald Birngruber; T. F. Deutsch
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Paper Abstract

A pump-probe technique was used to measure the shock wave velocity generated by laser-induced optical breakdown in water. The transient shock pressure field was mapped using the measured shock velocities, together with the equation of state of water and the jump equations. We find that the calculated shock pressures near the breakdown region are in the kbar range and scale as hr2. Depending upon the energy of the laser pump pulse, typically 3 to 15 mJ, the shock wave dissipates within 300-500 1um.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1202, Laser-Tissue Interaction, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.17611
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Apostolos George Doukas, Wellman Labs. of Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital (United States)
Reginald Birngruber, Wellman Labs. of Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital (Germany)
T. F. Deutsch, Wellman Labs. of Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital (United States)


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

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