We present a novel method for generating 100 MHz band surface acoustic wave (SAW) by using a scanning interference fringe at the phase velocity of the SAW. The scanning interference fringe is obtained by intersecting two laser beams with different frequencies, and used as a thermoelastic source. The principle of this method is described, and experimentally demonstrated in the 110 MHz Rayleigh waves on an aluminum specimen generated by a long-pulse (140 ns) Q-switched Nd:YAG laser.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)