A new laser source for ultrasound generation in composites

Lorraine, Peter W.; Dubois, Marc; Bauco, Anthony S.; Filkins, Robert J.; Drake, T. E.; Yawn, K. R.
May 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 509 Issue 1, p295
Academic Journal
Laser ultrasound is proving to be a cost-effective means for inspecting composite components. Ultrasound is typically generated with a pulse of 10.6 micron light from a TEA CO2 laser. In this paper, we report on experimental progress towards a new source laser with improved characteristics. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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