Laser-Induced Shockwave Propagation from Ablation in a Cavity

Publication Type

Journal Article

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Abstract

The propagation of laser-induced shockwaves from ablation inside of cavities was determined from time-resolved shadowgraph images. The temperature and electron number density of the laser-induced plasma was determined from spectroscopic measurements. These properties were compared to those for laser ablation on the flat surface under the same energy and background gas condition. A theoretical model was proposed to determine the amount of energy and vaporized mass stored in the vapor plume based on these measurements.

Journal

Applied Physics Letters

Year of Publication

2005

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