31 August 2000 Fiberized laser ultrasonic source for process monitoring and biomedical applications
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Proceedings Volume 4074, Applications of Optical Fiber Sensors; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.397872
Event: Symposium on Applied Photonics, 2000, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Abstract
A new design for a fiberized laser ultrasonic source for process monitoring and bio-medical applications is proposed. The laser ultrasonic source consists of a pulsed laser, a fiber-optic cable, and a generation head. The generation head is a miniature hermetically sealed chamber, which can be embedded into solid structures or immersed in liquid media. The face of the chamber acts as a target for the laser irradiation. Bulk ultrasonic waves generated inside of the target are transmitted into the surrounding liquid media or solid structure. It is shown that ultrasonic pulses of 1 microsecond(s) to 30 ns duration can be generated. Sources with different radiation patterns with respect to the optical axis of the fiber, such as normal, angular, and focused, have been devised. An example use of these sources combined with a fiber optic ultrasonic sensor for inspection of small tubes is presented.
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Pavel A. Fomitchov, Alexei K. Kromine, Sridhar Krishnaswamy, Jan D. Achenbach, "Fiberized laser ultrasonic source for process monitoring and biomedical applications", Proc. SPIE 4074, Applications of Optical Fiber Sensors, (31 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.397872; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.397872
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