Laser Ultrasonic Lasers

Laser Ultrasonic Lasers

Laser ultrasonics utilized q-switched lasers that generate a concussive acoustic wave, to study the mechanical properties of a sample.  Laser ultrasonics can be used for a wide range of applications in which a material’s density variations can be determined by measuring the speed that the acoustic wave propagates.  Laser ultrasonic lasers tend to be very high pulse energy (typically on the order of several joules), with really long pulse widths in the nanosecond to microsecond range. This is to prevent ablation on the surface which could damage the surface or change its mechanical properties.  On this page, you will find a list of all of the full range of ultrasonic lasers we offer at RPMC, including q-switched flashlamp pumped Nd: YAG lasers with pulse energies up to 22 J.

To see a full list of other applications RPMC lasers are used for please check out our applications page by clicking here.