High-energy pulse-burst laser system for megahertz-rate flow visualization. Academic Article uri icon


  • A high-pulse-energy megahertz-repetition-rate Nd:YAG-based pulse-burst laser system has been developed. The laser can produce a burst of more than 30 pulses, with an average energy per pulse of 70 mJ, at up to 1-MHz repetition rate. The burst repetition rate is 9 Hz. Coupled with a megahertz-framing-rate CCD camera, the frequency-doubled pulse-burst laser system has been successfully used in the visualization of shock evolution in a supersonic flow.

author list (cited authors)

  • Wu, P. P., & Miles, R. B.

citation count

  • 42

complete list of authors

  • Wu, PP||Miles, RB

publication date

  • November 2000