An Optical Method for the Detection of In-Plane Motion of Acoustic Waves Propagating in Solids


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A new interference-based optical technique called in-plane displacement interferometer (IPDI) is introduced for the detection of in-plane (IP) motion of ultrasonic waves. The IPDI employs a tiny square indentation of about 30 microns in width on the sample surface and a relatively simple optical arrangement for the detection of IP motion of ultrasonics waves. With the IPDI, measurement of IP motions of Lamb waves propagating along a thin brass foil is demonstrated. Dispersion relations for the S0 mode dominated by in-plane motion in the low fd (frequency times thickness) regime is obtained with the IPDI.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 321-323)

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Seung-Seok Lee, Joon Hyun Lee, Ik Keun Park, Sung-Jin Song, Man Yong Choi




C. H. Yang and Y. C. Tsai, "An Optical Method for the Detection of In-Plane Motion of Acoustic Waves Propagating in Solids", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 321-323, pp. 91-94, 2006

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October 2006




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