Special Issue "Laser Ultrasonics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)
Prof. Dr. Zhonghua Shen
The field of laser ultrasonics encompasses fundamental research on laser–matter interactions, as well as applications of opto-acoustic and acousto-optic phenomena in industry and biomedicine. Laser ultrasonics is a promising technique for the evaluation of novel materials and elastic/mechanical structures across spatial dimensions that have been realized through recent advances in materials science. New applications of laser ultrasonics in industrial applications continue to emerge as advanced manufacturing techniques are developed. The progress in laser science and development of new lasers, as well as advances in instrumentation and signal processing approaches, has broadened the reach of laser ultrasonics to include studies of ultrafast, nanoscale, and nonlinear phenomena, optical and acoustic interactions in complex and/or light-sensitive materials, and photoacoustic processes in biological media.
The goal of this Special Issue of Applied Sciences on “Laser Ultrasonics” is to provide a platform for the presentation of recent research achievements in all areas of laser ultrasonics. This issue welcomes papers from across this diverse field, from the evaluation of fundamental light-matter interactions at femtosecond temporal and nanometer spatial scales and studies of coherent phonon interactions with other excitations and particles (excitons, magnons, electrons, or bubbles) to the NDT (nondestructive testing), industrial and biomedical applications of laser ultrasonics. Topics of interest for this issue include, but are not limited to, new laser ultrasonic generation and/or detection techniques and instrumentation, signal processing approaches and inverse analysis, materials characterization and NDE (nondestructive evaluation), industrial applications, simulation and theory, and fundamental acousto-optic and wave propagation phenomena.Prof. Dr. Vitalyi E. Gusev
Prof. Dr. Zhonghua Shen
Prof. Dr. Todd Murray
Manuscript Submission Information
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- laser ultrasonics
- non-destructive testing/evaluation
- industrial and biomedical applications
- advanced sensing and imaging
- innovative instrumentation
- nonlinear phenomena
- ultrafast processes
- phonons interaction with particles and excitations