Accession Number : ADD011843

Title :   Laser Generation of Ultrasonic Waveform Reconstructions.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Scott,W R ; Ih,C S

Report Date : 18 Jun 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : In this patent a series of pulses are transmitted to a first laser and the same series of pulses through a time delay network to a second laser. Each laser provides pulses of light through separate diagonal mirrors and through respective transparent holograms. Each light is then brought into convergence by respective sides of a wedge shaped reflector and brought into spatially coincident focus by an imaging lens onto the surface of a sample under test. The two hologram transparencies are imaged spacially coincident but separated in time on the face of the sample. Thermal elastic waves produced by laser heating at the sample surface transform into a desired acoustic beam pattern determined by the nature of the wavefronts which the hologram transparency represents. The position of the coincident image on the sample may be moved by varying the time between the two pulses.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *WAVEFORM GENERATORS, *ULTRASONIC RADIATION, *HOLOGRAMS, TRANSPARENCE, IMAGES, LASER BEAMS, PULSES, DELAY, HEATING, ELASTIC WAVES, WAVEFRONTS, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, ULTRASONIC TESTS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Lasers and Masers
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE