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Development of laser-induced grating spectroscopy for underwater temperature measurement in shock wave focusing regions
Author(s): Ardian B. Gojani; Paul M. Danehy; David W. Alderfer; Tsutomu Saito; Kazuyoshi Takayama
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Paper Abstract

In Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) underwater shock wave focusing generates high pressures at very short duration of time inside human body. However, it is not yet clear how high temperatures are enhanced at the spot where a shock wave is focused. The estimation of such dynamic temperature enhancements is critical for the evaluation of tissue damages upon shock loading. For this purpose in the Interdisciplinary Shock Wave Research Center a technique is developed which employs laser induced thermal acoustics or Laser Induced Grating Spectroscopy. Unlike most of gas-dynamic methods of measuring physical quantities this provides a non-invasive one having spatial and temporal resolutions of the order of magnitude of 1.0 mm 3 and 400 ns, respectively. Preliminary experiments in still water demonstrated that this method detected sound speed and hence temperature in water ranging 283 K to 333 K with errors of 0.5%. These results are used to empirically establish the equation of states of water, gelatin or agar cell which will work as alternatives of human tissues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5251, Detectors and Associated Signal Processing, (19 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.511794
Show Author Affiliations
Ardian B. Gojani, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Paul M. Danehy, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
David W. Alderfer, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Tsutomu Saito, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Kazuyoshi Takayama, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5251:
Detectors and Associated Signal Processing
Jean-Pierre Chatard; Peter N. J. Dennis, Editor(s)

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