Accession Number:

ADA276157

Title:

Direct Time Resolution of Sonoluminescence

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

99.0

Abstract:

Sonoluminescence is the synchronous emissions of pulses of light that are observed to originate from a gas bubble trapped at the pressure antinode of a resonant sound field in a liquid. The duration of the pulse has been directly measured by launching the light through an optical fiber into a streak camera equipped with a linear array CCD detector. Questions regarding dispersion in the fiber and the fundamental limitations imposed by it are addressed. The resulting direct measurements show that the duration of the emission is less than 8 picoseconds. Sonoluminescence.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustics
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE