Amplification of high-intensity pressure waves and cavitation in water using a multi-pulsed laser excitation and black-TiOx optoacoustic lens
ID Tašič Muc, Blaž (Author), ID Vella, Daniele (Author), ID Lukač, Nejc (Author), ID Kos, Matjaž (Author), ID Jezeršek, Matija (Author)

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A method for amplification of high-intensity pressure waves generated with a multi-pulsed Nd:YAG laser coupled with a black-TiOx optoacoustic lens in the water is presented and characterized. The investigation was focused on determining how the multi-pulsed laser excitation with delays between 50 µs and 400 µs influences the dynamics of the bubbles formed by a laser-induced breakdown on the upper surface of the lens, the acoustic cavitation in the focal region of the lens, and the high-intensity pressure waves generation. A needle hydrophone and a high-speed camera were used to analyze the spatial distribution and time-dependent development of the above-mentioned phenomena. Our results show how different delays (t$_d$) of the laser pulses influence optoacoustic dynamics. When t$_d$ is equal to or greater than the bubble oscillation time, acoustic cavitation cloud size increases 10-fold after the fourth laser pulse, while the pressure amplitude increases by more than 75%. A quasi-deterministic creation of cavitation due to consecutive transient pressure waves is also discussed. This is relevant for localized ablative laser therapy.

Keywords:black-tiox, optoacoustic lens, acoustic cavitation, laser induced ultrasound
Work type:Article
Typology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:FS - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Publication status:Published
Publication version:Version of Record
Number of pages:Str. 3993-4006
Numbering:Vol. 13, no. 7, art. 460713
PID:20.500.12556/RUL-137543 This link opens in a new window
ISSN on article:2156-7085
DOI:10.1364/BOE.460713 This link opens in a new window
COBISS.SI-ID:112319235 This link opens in a new window
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Publication date in RUL:21.06.2022
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Title:Biomedical optics express
Shortened title:Biomed. opt. express
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Keywords:črni TiOx, optoakustične leče, akustična kavitacija, lasersko inducirani ultrazvok


Funder:Other - Other funder or multiple funders
Funding programme:Ministrstvo za izobraževanje, znanost in šport

Funder:ARRS - Slovenian Research Agency
Project number:L2-1833
Name:Lasersko vzbujena podpovršinska mikrodestrukcija tkiva (LasDes)

Funder:ARRS - Slovenian Research Agency
Project number:P2-0392

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