ASA 126th Meeting Denver 1993 October 4-8

2pPA7. Mode-locked sonoluminescence in a sealed system.

Robert Hiller Bradley P. Barber

Phys. Dept., Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024

The means whereby synchronous single-bubble sonoluminescence can be achieved in a sealed system will be discussed. This technique is important for the study of gases and liquids other than air and water and also to maintain a constant partial pressure during an extended experimental run. For temporal stability, sonoluminescence and an oscillator can be mode-locked. Also the sonoluminescencing resonator can be mode-locked to itself. Measurements that make use of these techniques will be presented. [Work supported by the U.S. DOE Division of Advanced Energy Projects.]