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Comparison of numerical simulations and laboratory studies of shock waves and cavitation bubble growth produced by optical breakdown in water
Author(s): Edward J. Chapyak; Robert P. Godwin; Alfred Vogel
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Paper Abstract

In numerical calculations of idealized bubble dynamics test problems, Los Alamos computational tools perform well. A realistic equation of state must be used and geometrical features must be carefully modeled to simulate experiments accurately. In this work, we compare numerical simulations taking these features into account with experiments performed at the Medizinisches Laserzentrum Luebeck. We compare the measured and calculated positions of the shock front and of the bubble wall as a function of time in the laser optical breakdown of water produced by 30-ps 1-mJ Nd:YAG laser pulses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2975, Laser-Tissue Interaction VIII, (16 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.275497
Show Author Affiliations
Edward J. Chapyak, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Robert P. Godwin, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Alfred Vogel, Medizinisches Laserzentrum Luebeck GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2975:
Laser-Tissue Interaction VIII
Steven L. Jacques, Editor(s)

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