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Characterization of laser-induced pressure transients by means of piezoelectric PVDF films
Author(s): Stefan Lohmann; Andreas Olmes; Holger Lubatschowski; Wolfgang Ertmer
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Paper Abstract

For an interpretation of pressure signals detected by piezoelectric PVDF-foils several parameters are of importance. These are for example pressure pulse duration and rise times, active area of the film and specifications concerning the high-frequency technique of the experimental setup. Using an input-resistance of 1 M(Omega) at the storage-oscilloscope leads to reflections of the signal which superimpose each other when reflected a second time at the foil. This might cause an apparent increase of the amplitude. The utilization of a longer cable allows a separation of each reflected pulse, but it causes the problem, that the cable's input- impedance approaches its characteristic impedance of 50 (Omega) . This will lead to a time derived signal as well as using 50 (Omega) as input-resistance at the scope. Therefore a direct measurement of short pressure transients requires a very short cable and an input-resistance of 1 M(Omega) . Otherwise the measured signal allows no proportional relation between pressure transient and measured voltage signal. In the latter case a frequency-dependent correction of the signal becomes necessary. This has been developed in this paper by means of Fast Fourier Transform algorithm. After correction in the frequency-domain the signal is transformed back into the time-domain.

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Date Published: 10 January 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2624, Laser-Tissue Interaction and Tissue Optics, (10 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.229541
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Stefan Lohmann, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
Andreas Olmes, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
Holger Lubatschowski, Univ. Hannover and Laserzentrum Hannover (Germany)
Wolfgang Ertmer, Univ. Hannover (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2624:
Laser-Tissue Interaction and Tissue Optics
Guy P. Delacretaz; Rudolf W. Steiner; Lars Othar Svaasand; Hansjoerg Albrecht; Thomas H. Meier, Editor(s)

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