We use self-similarity to describe the motion of vapor emanating from a water droplet that has been exploded by a short pulse from a high energy laser. This approach allows us to obtain a qualitative description of the experiment of Kafalas and Herrmann.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 3, 1986
Published: June 1, 1986
Shirish M. Chitanvis, "Explosion of water droplets," Appl. Opt. 25, 1837-1839 (1986)