Numéro
J. Phys. IV France
Volume 01, Numéro C7, Décembre 1991
2nd International Conference
Laser M2P
Page(s) C7-203 - C7-206
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/jp4:1991754
2nd International Conference
Laser M2P

J. Phys. IV France 01 (1991) C7-203-C7-206

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1991754

EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF ACOUSTIC AND CAVITATION PROCESSES GENERATED BY THE LASER - LITHOTRIPSY

B.C. IHLER and A. HIRTH

Institut Franco-Allemand de Recherches de Saint-Louis-ISL, 5 rue de l'Industrie, F-68300 Saint-Louis cedex, France


Abstract
Up to now, the fragmentation processes occurring at the Laser-Lithotripsy are not well enough investigated. The main emphasis of this work lies on the visualization and the explanation of acoustic and cavitation processes taking place during the time after plasma ignition on the stone surface generated by a dye laser.



© EDP Sciences 1991