Laser-induced acoustic point source for accurate impulse response measurements within the audible bandwidth

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  • Javier Gómez Bolaños
  • Symeon Delikaris-Manias
  • Ville Pulkki

  • Joona Eskelinen
  • Edward Hæggström

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Laser induced air breakdown is proposed as a sound source for accurate impulse response measurements. Within the audible bandwidth, the source is repeatable, broadband, and omnidirectional. The applicability of the source was evaluated by measuring the impulse response of a room. The proposed source provides a more accurate temporal and spatial representation of room reflections than conventional loudspeakers due to its omnidirectionality, negligible size and short pulse duration.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)EL298-EL303
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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  • Acoustic impulse measurements, Acoustic point source, Acoustical properties, Laser-induced point source, Loudspeakers, Sound pressure

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