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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 23 — Nov. 10, 2008
  • pp: 18964–18969

Generation of laser-induced cavitation bubbles with a digital hologram

P. A. Quinto-Su, V. Venugopalan, and C. D. Ohl  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 23, pp. 18964-18969 (2008)

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We demonstrate a method using a spatial light modulator (SLM) to generate arbitrary 2-D spatial configurations of laser induced cavitation bubbles. The SLM acts as a phase hologram that controls the light distribution in the focal plane of a microscope objective. We generate cavitation bubbles over an area of 380x380 µm2 with a 20x microscope objective through absorption of the pulsed laser light in a liquid ink solution. We demonstrate the ability to accurately position up to 34 micrometer sized bubbles using laser energies of 56 µJ.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(140.3440) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced breakdown
(170.6920) Medical optics and biotechnology : Time-resolved imaging
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 31, 2008
Published: November 3, 2008

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P. A. Quinto-Su, V. Venugopalan, and C.-D. Ohl, "Generation of laser-induced cavitation bubbles with a digital hologram," Opt. Express 16, 18964-18969 (2008)

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