発光ダイオードとピエゾ素子を用いた水中音響プローブに関する Zeng（D3）の論文が Japanese Journal of Applied Physics に掲載されました。
Xi Zeng, Yosuke Mizuno, Kentaro Nakamura, “Sound intensity probe for ultrasonic field in water using light-emitting diodes and piezoelectric elements,” Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 56, no. 12, 127301, Nov. 2017.
The sound intensity vector provides useful information on the state of an ultrasonic field in water, since sound intensity is a vector quantity expressing the direction and magnitude of the sound field. In the previous studies on sound intensity measurement in water, conventional piezoelectric sensors and metal cables were used, and the transmission distance was limited. A new configuration of a sound intensity probe suitable for ultrasonic measurement in water is proposed and constructed for trial in this study. The probe consists of light-emitting diodes and piezoelectric elements, and the output signals are transmitted through fiber optic cables as intensity-modulated light. Sound intensity measurements of a 26 kHz ultrasonic field in water are demonstrated. The difference in the intensity vector state between the water tank with and without sound-absorbing material on its walls was successfully observed.