Laser-induced shockwave propagation from ablation in a cavity Academic Article uri icon


  • The propagation of laser-induced shockwaves from ablation inside of cavities was determined from time-resolved shadowgraph images. The temperature and electron number density of the laser-induced plasma was determined from spectroscopic measurements. These properties were compared to those for laser ablation on the flat surface under the same energy and background gas condition. A theoretical model was proposed to determine the amount of energy and vaporized mass stored in the vapor plume based on these measurements. © 2006 American Institute of Physics.

author list (cited authors)

  • Zeng, X., Mao, X., Mao, S. S., Wen, S., Greif, R., & Russo, R. E.

citation count

  • 66

publication date

  • February 2006