Measurements of time delays for explosion of pulsed CO2 laser-heated droplets are presented. A simple model based on classical nucleation theory in superheated liquids, which neglects heat and mass transport, is used to interpret the data. The model shows good agreement with the experimental observations.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 30, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: December 8, 1989
Published: February 15, 1990
Bae-Sig Park, R. G. Pinnick, A. Biswas, and R. L. Armstrong, "Delay of explosive vaporization in pulsed laser-heated droplets," Opt. Lett. 15, 206-208 (1990)