7 July 1993 Physical mechanisms controlling the generation of laser-induced stresses
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Proceedings Volume 1882, Laser-Tissue Interaction IV; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.147650
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
The mechanisms responsible for the generation of stresses by pulsed-laser energy deposition in solids are elucidated with special attention given to laser-tissue interactions. These mechanisms include thermal expansion, subsurface cavity formation, ablative recoil and plasma formation and expansion. Scaling laws are presented for the magnitude of the stresses generated by each of these processes. The effect of laser parameters and material properties on the magnitude and temporal behavior of the stress transients is considered. The use of these scaling laws in conjunction with measurement of stress transients induced by pulsed laser sources may be a powerful tool in determining the physical processes which control the response of materials to pulsed energy deposition. In addition, the controlled generation and accurate measurement of acoustic transients may have important diagnostic and therapeutic applications.
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Vasan Venugopalan, A. D. Zweig, Thomas F. Deutsch, Norman S. Nishioka, B. B. Mikic, "Physical mechanisms controlling the generation of laser-induced stresses", Proc. SPIE 1882, Laser-Tissue Interaction IV, (7 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147650; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.147650
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