Generation of laser-induced cavitation bubbles with a digital hologram

Author(s): P. A. Quinto-Su, V. Venugopalan, and C.-D. Ohl


“We demonstrate a method using a spatial light modulator (SLM) to generate arbitrary 2-D spatial configurations of laser induced cavitation bubbles. The SLM acts as a phase hologram that controls the light distribution in the focal plane of a microscope objective. We generate cavitation bubbles over an area of 380×380 µm² with a 20x microscope objective through absorption of the pulsed laser light in a liquid ink solution. We demonstrate the ability to accurately position up to 34 micrometer sized bubbles using laser energies of 56 µJ.”

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Publication: Optics Express
Issue/Year: Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 23, pp. 18964-18969
DOI: 10.1364/OE.16.018964