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Sound generation by a laser beam in a liquid with absorbing particles


Sound generation by a laser beam within a liquid, related to liquid boiling at absorption centers, has been studied relatively little. Acoustic effects upon liquid boiling in a laser beam were first reported in [1]. A change in the index of refraction of a liquid has been observed under the action of acoustical radiation of microbubbles formed on absorbing particles in the zone irradiated by a laser beam [2–4]. However direct measurements of acoustical radiation from a set of microbubbles uniformly distributed over the volume of laser beam-liquid interaction has yet to be performed, to the authors' knowledge. The present study is a preliminary report of results of an experimental study of this class of opticoacoustical phenomena.

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Translated from Zhurnal Prikladnoi Mekhaniki i Tekhnicheskoi Fiziki, No. 1, pp. 9–12, January–February, 1984.

In conclusion, the authors consider it their pleasant duty to thank G. A. Askar'yan for evaluating the study and S. V. Luk'yanov for assistance in measuring the particle size distribution.

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Golubnichii, P.I., Kalyuzhnyi, G.S. & Korchikov, S.D. Sound generation by a laser beam in a liquid with absorbing particles. J Appl Mech Tech Phys 25, 7–9 (1984). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00916856

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