Abstract

Distortion, ejection, shattering, and propulsion of water and ethanol droplets containing Rhodamine 6G dye have been photographed at different time delays after initiation of a CO2 laser pulse, which causes explosive vaporization of the droplets. We have developed a fluorescence imaging technique to photograph the liquid-phase portion of the ejected material and the parent droplet after irradiation by the CO2 laser pulse.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

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