Minimally disruptive laser-induced breakdown in water


E. N. Glezer, C. B. Schaffer, N. Nishimura, and E. Mazur. 1997. “Minimally disruptive laser-induced breakdown in water.” In . Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics. Publisher's Version


Using tightly focused 100-fs, 800-nm laser pulses we produce breakdown in water using less than 1 J of energy. By imaging the cavitation and pressure wave propagation we find that the supersonic expansion is limited to an 11-m diameter for 1-J pulses, increasing to a 20-m diameter for 30-J pulses.
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