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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 1996
  • pp: 6062–6068

Investigation of laser-induced destruction of droplets by acoustic methods

A. A. Zemlyanov, Yu. E. Geints, A. M. Kabanov, and R. L. Armstrong  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 30, pp. 6062-6068 (1996)

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Experimental investigations of acoustic signals generated by individual laser-irradiated water droplets are reported. The dependence of droplet destruction thresholds on droplet radius and radiative heating rate is determined. A theoretical explanation of our experimental results is provided in terms of a model that includes the processes of droplet evaporation and fragmentation in response to intense laser heating.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 29, 1995
Revised Manuscript: April 15, 1996
Published: October 20, 1996

A. A. Zemlyanov, Yu. E. Geints, A. M. Kabanov, and R. L. Armstrong, "Investigation of laser-induced destruction of droplets by acoustic methods," Appl. Opt. 35, 6062-6068 (1996)

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