Surface-Acoustic Wave Generation by Thermoelasticity

  • W. Arnold
  • B. Betz
  • B. Hoffmann
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series on Wave Phenomena book series (SSWAV, volume 2)


We have experimentally verified the conditions for maximal generation of surface-acoustic via the thermoelastic effect using a pulsed laser.


Line Source Maximal Efficiency Maximal Generation Cylindrical Lens Thermoelastic Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Arnold
    • 1
  • B. Betz
    • 1
  • B. Hoffmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer-Institute for Non-Destructive TestingSaarbrückenFed. Rep. of Germany

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