Shock wave interaction with laser-generated single bubbles.

The interaction of a lithotripter shock wave (LSW) with laser-generated single vapor bubbles in water is investigated using high-speed photography and pressure measurement via a fiber-optic probe hydrophone. The interaction leads to nonspherical collapse of the bubble with secondary shock wave emission and microjet formation along the LSW propagation direction. The maximum pressure amplification is produced during the collapse phase of the bubble oscillation when the compressive pulse duration of the LSW matches with the forced collapse time of the bubble.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sankin, GN; Simmons, WN; Zhu, SL; Zhong, P

Published Date

  • July 15, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 95 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 034501 -

PubMed ID

  • 16090745

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007


  • eng