Reconstruction of laser-induced cavitation bubble dynamics based on a Fresnel propagation approach. Academic Article uri icon


  • A single laser-induced cavitation bubble in transparent liquids has been studied through a variety of experimental techniques. High-speed video with varying frame rate up to 2010(7) fps is the most suitable to study nonsymmetric bubbles. However, it is still expensive for most researchers and more affordable (lower) frame rates are not enough to completely reproduce bubble dynamics. This paper focuses on combining the spatial transmittance modulation (STM) technique, a single shot cavitation bubble and a very simple and inexpensive experimental technique, based on Fresnel approximation propagation theory, to reproduce a laser-induced cavitation spatial dynamics. Our results show that the proposed methodology reproduces a laser-induced cavitation event much more accurately than 75,000 fps video recording. In conclusion, we propose a novel methodology to reproduce laser-induced cavitation events that combine the STM technique with Fresnel propagation approximation theory that properly reproduces a laser-induced cavitation event including a very precise identification of the first, second, and third collapses of the cavitation bubble.

published proceedings

  • Appl Opt

author list (cited authors)

  • Devia-Cruz, L. F., Camacho-Lpez, S., Corts, V. R., Ramos-Muiz, V., Prez-Gutirrez, F. G., & Aguilar, G.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Devia-Cruz, Luis Felipe||Camacho-López, Santiago||Cortés, Víctor Ruiz||Ramos-Muñiz, Victoria||Pérez-Gutiérrez, Francisco G||Aguilar, Guillermo

publication date

  • January 2015