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Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Pump-Induced Probe Deflection in a Thermal Medium
Applied Optics
  • Raj M. Misra, Syracuse University
  • Partha P. Banerjee, University of Dayton
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
6-1-1995
Abstract
We analyze the deflection of a probe beam because of pump–probe interaction in a high-absorbing thermal medium. We extend the existing theory by accounting for translation of a finite-width probe because of deflection within the nonlinear sample. We also provide expressions for the number of resolvable angles of the probe for possible applications of the setup as a beam deflector and study conditions for the maximization of the deflection angle and the resolution. We present experimental results obtained with a solution of chlorophyll in ethanol as the thermal medium.
Inclusive pages
3358-3366
ISBN/ISSN
1559-128X
Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher
Optical Society of America
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
Raj M. Misra and Partha P. Banerjee. "Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Pump-Induced Probe Deflection in a Thermal Medium" Applied Optics Vol. 34 Iss. 18 (1995)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/partha_banerjee/122/