Bubble generation and molecular crystallization at solution surface by intense continuous-wave laser irradiation

Jim Jui Kai Chen, Ken ichi Yuyama*, Teruki Sugiyama, Hiroshi Masuhara

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Abstract

We demonstrate bubble generation outside the focus induced by irradiating a focused 1064 nm continuous-wave laser beam into the surface of water and L-phenylalanine H2O solutions. In the former case of water, bubbles stay at positions distant from the focus during the irradiation, and their size and location are controllable by the laser power. In the latter solution, bubbles move outward toward the surrounding area, and subsequently crystallization takes place at the focus. We discuss these behaviors from the viewpoints of the temperature elevation accompanying the decrease in air solubility as well as the optical trapping of L-phenylalanine clusters giving a single crystal.

Original languageEnglish
Article number085502
JournalApplied Physics Express
Volume11
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Jul 2018

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