Applications of Laser Ultrasound

  • C. B. Scruby
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 330)


In this lecture I shall attempt to summarise the wide range of potential applications for laser ultrasound. The combination of laser generation with reception offers a completely remote ultrasonic inspection system, thereby opening up a wide range of exciting applications to flaw detection and materials characterisation. Although I propose to concentrate on the combination, I also discuss applications of laser-received or laser-generated ultrasound alone as appropriate, especially in the first two sections.


Rayleigh Wave Compression Wave Contact Probe Laser Technique Ultrasonic Field 
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  • C. B. Scruby
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  1. 1.National NDT CentreOxfordshireUK

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