The interaction of 10.6 μm laser radiation with liquids


Emmony, D.C. and Geerken, B.M. and Straaijer, A. (1976) The interaction of 10.6 μm laser radiation with liquids. Infrared Physics, 16 (1-2). pp. 87-92. ISSN 0020-0891

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Abstract:The interaction of a pulse from a TEA laser with the free liquid surface of water and chloroform, is recorded by high-speed photography. The phenomena is similar to the high velocity impact of a projectile with a liquid or solid surface.

A vapour cloud, above the liquid, expands with an initial velocity of 1500 m s−1 and a violent disturbance below the liquid surface is observed. In the case of chloroform, a cloud of small bubbles is produced. A shock wave model is proposed to account for the disturbance below the surface of the liquid.
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Copyright:© 1976 Elsevier Science
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