A search for laser heating of a sonoluminescing bubble
Department of Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI, 02912, USA
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Thermodynamic arguments show that a sonoluminescing bubble that acts as a black body can absorb energy from a high power, pulsed laser beam. The mechanism for increasing the temperature of a sonoluminescing bubble is discussed and experiments with a frequency doubled, pulsed Nd:YAG laser are described. A bound for the amount of radiation absorbed is given as no evidence for heating was found at the low radiation intensity employed in the experiments.
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